Recipe: Carrot Cinnamon Muffins

A girl can only subsist on gels and bars for so long before she begins to yearn for some real food mid-ride. Some of my favorite bites include salted nuts and dried fruits like dates, apricots and cherries. But after a couple of hours in the saddle, I need something with real substance, but that is easy to eat and won’t weigh me down. Enter the muffin. And I’m not talking about the softball-size grease bombs common to bakeries and delis. With a few healthy modifications, muffins can morph into a backpocket superhero or a pre-ride pick-me-up. Stay tuned for more ride recipes. But first, one of my favorites, the carrot cinnamon muffin.  Continue reading