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Carrot muffins will remind you of carrot cake, but great for breakfast without the extra sugar and icing.
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Carrot Muffin

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot muffin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 221kcal
Author Jennifer Pullman

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten lightly
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups carrots shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease the wells of a 12 cup cupcake pan.
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl combine butter, brown sugar, eggs, and milk.
  • Add wet ingredients and carrots into dry ingredients, stir just until combined.
  • Pour muffin batter into the prepare cupcake pan filling each well about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Notes

 
Flour: Muffins are denser than cake, so this recipe uses whole wheat flour instead of cake flour. If you don't regularly use whole wheat flour don't make a special purchase. You can use all-purpose flour if you have that.
Sugar: Muffins are also not as sweet as cake, so only uses some brown sugar.  If you want less sugar in your muffins you can use a brown sugar substitute. If you want to lower the sugar content you can use Splenda or Swerve brown sugar instead.
Make ahead of time: As always I make muffins in batches of 12-24 and then freeze them in freezer bags, so they will last longer. When I am ready to eat one I just defrost the muffin in the microwave for about a minute.  You can also take a muffin out ahead of time and let it naturally defrost, but I never remember to do that.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 3873IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg