• KatieBee

3 Deliciously Healthy Recipes for Carrot Muffins

Updated: Jul 17, 2019

Bake these carrot muffins for your family that are packed with goodness, flavor and a hint of spice. This is an ideal way of using up those extra carrots you've got growing in your garden. The first recipe is just like eating miniature carrot cakes especially if you go to the trouble of whipping up some yogurt frosting. ​


Carrot Cake and Walnut Muffins with a Greek Yogurt Frosting

Carrot Cake and Walnut Muffins

2 eggs 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup oil 1 cup grated carrot 2 teaspoons grated orange rind 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup almond flour 1/2 cup oat bran 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


* Make a yogurt frosting - a healthy frosting for carrot cakes and carrot cake muffins. See recipe below.

Instructions:

  • Beat eggs until frothy

  • Gradually beat in sugar

  • Add milk and oil and continue beating

  • Stir in carrot and orange rind

  • Sprinkle baking soda over

  • In another bowl mix flour, oat bran, and mixed spice

  • Add egg mixture and stir just enough to moisten dry ingredients

  • Three-quarter fill greased muffin tins.

  • Sprinkle with chopped walnuts

  • Bake at 180°C (360°F) for 15 minutes


A Healthy Carrot Cake Frosting:

Instead of using cream cheese as one would as a traditional frosting here, you can use Greek yogurt. Buy 10% fat, if you can, as you won't need to wait for the whey to drain off. If not, buy at least 2%, take a coffee filter, or a clean chuck, put in 2 Cups of Greek yogurt and drain for several hours to remove the whey. This is important to get a stiffer frosting. Reserve the whey and use it in your carrot cake recipe. Add

1/2 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar). You can make your own very easily if you have a Thermomix using speed 10 for a few seconds. Mix both together and add some orange peel zest to the frosting, or just add a teaspoon of vanilla essence.


Wholemeal Carrot Raisin Muffins

Wholemeal Carrot Raisin Muffins

1  3/4 cup plain or wholemeal flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup grated carrot 3/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoon plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 egg, slightly beaten

1/3 cup raisins


Instructions:

  • Preheat oven and grease muffin tins

  • Combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix

  • In a separate bowl, combine carrot, orange juice, yogurt, vanilla essence and egglend until smooth.

  • Add to flour mixture, then fold in raisins

  • Bake at 180°C (360°F) for 18 minutes


Carrot, Raisin and Walnut Muffins

1 teaspoon baking soda  1 tablespoon warm water 3/4 cup mashed banana or unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup oil 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 3/4 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 3/4 cup plain white self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup grated carrot 3/4 cup walnuts (extra whole piece for decoration) 1/4-1/2 cup raisins


Instructions:

  • Dissolve baking soda in warm water

  • Beat sugar, oil and eggs

  • Add dissolved baking soda and vanilla. Mix well

  • Add flour and salt. Mix until moistened

  • Stir in grated carrot, nuts and raisins

  • Decorate the tops of each muffin with a walnut

  • Bake at 190°C (375°F) for 15-20 minutes




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