These have to be my kids' absolute all-time favourite muffins!
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 T golden syrup
1/4 cup milk
1 1/4 t vanilla essence
150 ml oil
2 2/3 firmly packed grated carrot (I use 3 large or 4 medium carrots)
finely grated zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup sultanas
Preheat oven to 180 C. Place baking cups in muffin tray. Sift flour, baking powder, spice and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar. Make a well in the centre.
Melt the golden syrup and butter together over a low heat and leave to cool. Then stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and oil and whisk well. Pour into the well. Fold until just combined - the batter should be lumpy. Stir in the carrot, orange zest and sultanas. It will look like too much carrot - but it's not!
Divide mixture between baking cups. Bake for approx. 30 minutes - or until they start smelling yummy! Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
When cooled completely, store in air-tight container or pop into ziplock bags in the freezer. Makes 24-26 muffins.
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