Monday, March 27, 2023

Carrot Raisin Muffins

For the first week of Spring, I decided to go outside. It was still a little chilly and overcast, but it's so nice to see my waterfall.  The pretty azalea plant was a Valentine's gift from my daughter.  It's still looking so nice!

I'm using my pretty Grace's Teaware teapot from Mary.  Isn't it perfect for Spring and Summer?  I've been using it on my morning breakfast tray, too.  Thank you so much, Mary!

I thought my Royal Albert Spring Meadow teacup looked so nice with the teapot.   It's from a collection that Kristen and Kevin gave me of the 100 years of Royal Albert. 

Yield: 7 bunny cakelets
Author: Kitty but recipe is from Mimi's Cafe, which is no longer open
Carrot Raisin MUffins

Carrot Raisin Muffins

I printed off the recipe for Carrot Raisin Bread from Mimi's Cafe that they shared in 2001, but made the recipe into cakelets. You could make cake, muffins, mini bundts, or bread with this.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup diced canned pineapple, drained (I use crushed)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (I used golden raisins this time because that's what I had)
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots


  1. Sift first five ingredients into a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar and eggs. Stir the liquid mixture into the flour; mix well. Add the next four ingredients; stir again.
  2. Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan or four mini-loaf pans. Fill the pans 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Mini-loaves take about 20-25 minutes. The bunny cakelets took about 25 minutes, but check with a toothpick to see if they're done.

My youngest son, Kevin,  and youngest granddaughter, Hayden, asked if I'd like to go to the Dallas Arboretum....ah, YES!!  What a perfect day to see the tulips, azaleas,  Cherry Blossom trees and all the bursting springtime.  DIL, Kristen, and granddaughter Harper were camping with the Girl Scouts.

There was so much beauty, but the sweetest little beauty was this little one.

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Hayden is the prettiest flower in the garden Kitty, what beauty at the arboretum too! Love your sweet bunny cakelets, they baked up beautifully! I need to unearth my pan. 🐇 Your Royal Albert Spring Meadow teacup is a beauty and so pretty with your teapot, enjoy! 🌸 Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. ♥

  2. She is a beauty for certain. What darling, healthful muffins!

  3. Hayden and Kevin both are gorgeous! Love the bunny cakes! Cute pan!

  4. As soon as I saw the beautiful flowers, I thought lucky you! Such a nice invitation and you got to spend time with Kevin and little Hayden. Love your darling bunny cakelets.

  5. yep, I was just looking at the huge bag of carrots in the fridge tonight ... NOW I know what to do with them! thanks for breakfast, Kitty.

  6. Your bunny carrot (hee!) muffins are adorable!

    I'm also admiring the pretty spring teapot and teacup and tea tin. I would have totally bought that tin just for the cute design. Hee!

  7. Beautiful photos and gorgeous teacup and teapot. Those muffins look delicious. I do love that adorable Azalea. Hayden is a cutie! So beautiful! Hugs.

  8. Oh my goodness! Look at those adorable muffins! OOH...give me one with some coffee please! I love the teapot and teacup! You always do such a pretty setting and I am sure when weather permits you enjoy your back yard. Looks so cozy and inviting. I love the picture of you all! She is just adorable. Kitty, you look so good! Girl, whatever you are doing, keep on doing it! I adore you! Happy week to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. Carrot cake keeps catching my eye Kitty, gonna have to make it soon! The flowers are beautiful-Happy Spring:@)

  10. Such a perfect Spring treat Kitty! Those gardens look beautiful, such a fun outing and the teapot is so pretty!

  11. Oh what a special tea to enjoy outside! I love your Grace teapot and the teacup matches perfectly! Such a yummy and easy recipe you shared! How lovely to visit the arboretum, the tulips are gorgeous, but I agree sweet little Hayden was the loveliest flower there!! Have a blessed week Kitty!

  12. I love how pretty your looks in your yard. What a pretty tea pot and tea cup. The carrot raisin muffins look and sound so good. Thanks for the recipe and enjoy the rest of the week Kitty.

  13. What a great tea party outdoors. You have quite the collections of teapots and cups. Easy yummy recipe too for the muffins. The family photos are darling.

  14. A sweet little tea setting for spring, Kitty. Love the teapot and cup, and those cute little bunny muffins. Wonderful photos of your handsome son and darling little granddaughter. You never age, Kitty - you look wonderful, and the setting for the photos is so pretty. Definitely frame-worthy. xx K

  15. Those cakettes look delicious! I love seeing all those bright flowers from the arboretum too; I bet it was a wonderful day.


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