Carrot Muffin Fail

I was so pumped about my adaptation of The Dahlia Bakery’s carrot muffins.  As I was stirring the batter, I was composing a post in my head waxing poetic about how delicious and somewhat healthy these muffins (carrots plus whole wheat flour, hello?) were going to be.  Even though these muffins required me to use three bowls and took thirty minutes to mix up they were sooo going to be worth it.  And then I peeked in the oven and saw this: