Healthy Carrot Muffins

My pet Cookie constantly comes running when I take out the veggie peeler. I swear, she can hear it slice through the air prior to it even touches a carrot. Then she begins leaping up and down for carrot scraps. She can be extremely requiring. I have actually developed an entitled little carrot monster, and I’m not sorry in the smallest.

Cookie liked the advancement procedure for this carrot muffin dish. It took me 5 attempts to get them ideal, so she got a great deal of carrot scraps while doing so. They’re based upon among my cookbook dishes (so excellent!!!).

carrot muffin spices

These hearty muffins are loaded with grated carrots, walnuts and raisins. They have great deals of texture, yet they’re still light and fluffy.

Thanks to the nuts and entire grains, these muffins make a great grab-and-go breakfast! They likewise freeze and thaw well. I simply microwave private muffins for 30 to one minute, up until they’re carefully warmed throughout.

Watch How to Make Carrot Muffins

grated carrots

What makes these carrot muffins healthy?

Given, “healthy” is a subjective term, however here are a couple of reasons that I think about these muffins to be more nutritionally redeeming than the majority of:

  • Unlike basic carrot muffins made with refined all-purpose flour, these are made with white entire wheat flour. That indicates they’re made completely with entire grains, however you can’t taste them due to the fact that white entire wheat flour has such a moderate taste.
  • Protein-rich Greek yogurt changes sour cream.
  • Coconut oil or olive oil change butter (olive oil is made up of more monounsaturated fat, and is thought about to be more heart-healthy)
  • Genuine maple syrup changes refined sugar, so these muffins are naturally sweetened.
  • Integrated, you wind up with hearty muffins that taste like carrot cake. You can consume carrot cake for breakfast with these infants!

These muffins are quickly adjusted to vegan and gluten-free diet plans, too! See my dish notes for information.

healthy carrot muffin ingredients

Please let me understand how these muffins end up for you in the remarks! I’m constantly so excited for your feedback.

Yearning for more wholesome muffins? Here are a couple of more preferred muffin dishes on Cookie and Kate:

  • Healthy Apple Muffins
  • Healthy Banana Muffins
  • Healthy Blueberry Muffins
  • Healthy Raspberry Muffins
  • Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
  • Healthy Zucchini Muffins

If you’re baking for an unique event, you’ll enjoy my carrot cake with cream cheese icing (it’s likewise naturally sweetened and made with entire wheat flour).

carrot muffin batter

Healthy carrot muffins made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil and maple syrup

These fluffy whole wheat carrot muffins taste like carrot cake! #healthy

Whole grain, naturally sweetened carrot muffins CAN be delicious!

Healthy Carrot Muffins

  • Author: Cookie and Kate
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Prepare Time: 13 minutes
  • Overall Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1 x
  • Classification: Baked items
  • Technique: By hand
  • Food: American

4.7 from 406 evaluations

Healthy carrot muffins made with entire wheat flour, coconut oil and maple syrup! They taste wonderful, too, naturally. These muffins make an excellent, fast breakfast! Dish yields 12 muffins.

Active Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups white entire wheat flour or routine entire wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups peeled and grated carrots * (from 3/4 pound carrots about 3 big or approximately 6 small/medium)
  • 1/2 cup approximately sliced walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins (I like golden raisins), tossed in 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil **
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 eggs, ideally at space temperature level
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt ***
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (likewise called raw sugar), for spraying on top


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. If essential, grease all 12 cups on your muffin tin with butter or non-stick cooking spray (my pan is non-stick and does not need any grease).
  2. In a big blending bowl, integrate the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Mix well with a whisk. In a different, little bowl, toss the raisins with 1 teaspoon flour so they do not stick. Include the grated carrots, sliced walnuts and floured raisins to the other components and stir to integrate.
  3. In a medium blending bowl, integrate the oil and maple syrup and beat together with a whisk. Include the eggs and beat well, then include the yogurt and vanilla and blend well. (If the coconut oil strengthens in contact with cold components, carefully warm the mix in the microwave in 30 2nd bursts.)
  4. Put the damp components into the dry and combine with a huge spoon, simply up until integrated (a couple of swellings are okay). Divide the batter uniformly in between the 12 muffin cups. Spray the tops of the muffins with turbinado sugar. Bake muffins for 13 to 16 minutes, or up until the muffins are golden on the top and a toothpick placed into a muffin comes out tidy.
  5. Location the muffin tin on a cooling rack to cool. If you have remaining muffins, save them, covered, at space temperature level for 2 days, or in the fridge for approximately 4 days. Freeze remaining muffins for approximately 3 months.


* Carrot grating pointers: You can grate the carrots by hand, or for a simpler alternative, utilize the grating accessory on your food mill.

** A note on oils: I enjoy coconut oil here. I utilized unrefined coconut oil and can barely taste it in the end product. Olive oil will provide an organic note to the muffins, if you enjoy that. Grease has a neutral taste, however the typical vegetable/canola oil is extremely processed, so I advise utilizing cold-pressed sunflower oil or grapeseed oil if possible.

*** Note on Greek yogurt: I have actually utilized a range of fat portions and the muffins have actually constantly turned out well. Greater fat yogurt will yield a rather more abundant muffin. You can likewise replace plain (not Greek) yogurt, however your muffins may not increase rather as high.

Make it vegan: You can change the eggs with flax “eggs.” Change the yogurt with a smaller sized quantity of vegan buttermilk simply mix 2/3 cup non-dairy milk with 2 teaspoons vinegar. Let it rest for 5 minutes prior to including it to the other liquid components. Or, usage 1 cup vegan yogurt.

Make it dairy complimentary: See buttermilk alternative above.

Make it egg complimentary: Replacement flax eggs for the routine eggs.
Make it gluten complimentary: Replace a versatile gluten-free flour mix for the entire wheat flour. Bob’s Red Mill makes a GF mix that works well.

Make it nut complimentary: Avoid the walnuts!

Make it lower in fat: I would argue that this bread includes a healthy quantity of fat, however you can change the oil with applesauce if you’re following a low-fat diet plan.

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