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Carrot cake muffins

February 2, 2020

I was craving some carrot cake so I baked up these delicious carrot cake muffins. They are light and fluffy with just enough sweetness in them. The sprinkle of walnuts on top gives them a nice finish but you can leave them off if need be, the points will still be the same. Recipe makes 12 muffins at 2SP each on both blue & purple program and 3SP on green.

Carrot cake muffins
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 12
2SP blue & purple, 3SP green, 2PP
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ⅔ cups unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups shredded carrots
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 12 hole muffin tin with some cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl whisk the eggs and add in 3 Tbsp of brown sugar *leave remaining Tbsp aside for topping.
  3. Mix in the apple sauce and vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder then fold in shredded carrots *I used my ninja blender to shred carrots.. batter will be on the thicker side.
  5. Spoon the batter into the 12 muffin cups, sprinkle tops with the remaining brown sugar and walnuts
  6. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes or until baked through.
  7. Muffins will freeze well, store in a container and best in the fridge after day 1
SP blue & purple- 2 using WW recipe builder
SP green- 3 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per muffin... Calories 95..Fat 1.5g...Sat fat 0.3g..Carbs 17.1g...Fiber 1.1g...Sugar 5.1g...Protein 2.8g using My Fitness Pal *Note- inlcudes all ingredients, using these numbers in the WW calculator may result in a higher point count since there are zero point food ingredients in the recipe


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    Reply Connie Diaz February 3, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    I am so excited – a new muffin recipe! I just entered this into my WW create a recipe app and it came up as 3 points. I’m on blue. Would you know why?

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      Reply Drizzle February 3, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      Hi Connie… My App has it as 2SP on blue, points are 8 sugar, 19 flour and 2 walnuts, all the rest is 0 point foods and it gives me a 2 point value per muffin when making 12

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        Reply Arleen Stewart March 19, 2020 at 4:20 pm

        Drizzle… when I put this in my app using Splenda blend brown sugar it ended up being 3 points on blue but when I put in Swerve brown sugar it reduced the points to 2 on blue. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to make them for sure.

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          Reply Drizzle March 20, 2020 at 3:45 pm

          Hi Arleen, are you sure you are putting it in as unpacked brown sugar? Mine is 8SP on the app for the sugar

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    Reply Connie Diaz February 6, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Thank you Kate. I had plugged in 4 Tbsp PACKED brown sugar in error. I appreciate all your recipes!!!

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      Reply Drizzle February 6, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      No worries, glad you are enjoying the recipes πŸ™‚

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    Reply Rhonda MacPherson February 10, 2020 at 6:46 am

    OMG will be making these today, My go to Muffins are the Gingerbread Banana Yogurt Muffins which I LOOOVVEE dearly and make carrot cake for my Husband as it his favourite now I can enjoy some Carrot muffin with him. Thank you

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      Reply Drizzle February 12, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      Yay, I hope you both enjoy them πŸ™‚

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    Reply wendy February 20, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    on my WW calculator this recipe comes up as 3pts not 2pts

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      Reply Drizzle February 25, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Wendy, I can only go off my WW app.. maybe you used a different brand of something, here is my breakdown, brown sugar 8, flour 19, walnuts 2 (for blue & purple) all other ingredients are zero

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    Reply Jewels February 29, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Absolutely wonderful! Delicious , moist and SO chocolaty. Made a double batch on round 2. Can’t believe they are only 2points.

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      Reply Drizzle March 3, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

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    Reply Mar Hall March 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Can paper muffin liners be used instead of the spray?

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      Reply Drizzle March 3, 2020 at 2:57 pm

      I don’t suggest them, with ingredients used they will likely stick to the liners and you’ll lose some of the muffin

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        Reply Mar Hall March 4, 2020 at 9:35 am

        Thank you for the response! I’ll let you know how they came out. πŸ™‚

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          Reply Mar Hall March 4, 2020 at 12:51 pm

          They cam out good without the muffin liners.

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    Reply Jo-Anne Wagner March 3, 2020 at 11:12 am

    are the carrot cake muffins cake in reg. muffin tins or the mini ?

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      Reply Drizzle March 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      all muffins are regular size unless noted πŸ™‚

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    Reply Janet March 6, 2020 at 10:08 am

    First time I made these and they were dense and did not rise. Is this normal? Tasted good though.

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      Reply Drizzle March 6, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      Most of my muffin and loaf recipes are denser than your typically store-bought due to ingredients used however these carrot ones I did not find too dense but we are all different, so maybe more so for you

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    Reply Lisa March 8, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Anyone try adding crushed pineapple? I love crushed pineapple in carrot cake.

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      Reply Nicole August 23, 2020 at 11:52 am

      I substituted the apple sauce with mostly-drained crushed pineapple. It worked great.

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    Reply Cindy Myers March 10, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Do you use self-rising or all-purpose flour?

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      Reply Drizzle March 11, 2020 at 11:17 am


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    Reply Karen March 10, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I am going to try making these as cookies and see how many I get and how they bake up.

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      Reply Drizzle March 11, 2020 at 11:17 am

      Sweet, let me know how they turn out πŸ™‚

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    Reply Karen April 1, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Mine were very dense and tough. Not light and fluffy as described. Maybe too much mixing?

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      Reply Drizzle April 3, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Karen, sorry to hear that .. it is so hard to say what caused it without being there, while many of my muffins are on the dense side due to ingredients used these carrot cake muffins were fairly “fluffy”

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        Reply Jo April 19, 2020 at 10:56 am

        Just made your recipe & will definitely make again.Left nuts out (allergies)but added a small box of raisins,Delicious!! Thank You πŸ™

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          Reply Drizzle April 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

          Yum, love the addition of raisins πŸ™‚ so glad you enjoyed them

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    Reply Linda Rose May 22, 2020 at 6:09 am

    Hiya πŸ™‚ Just Made these and I’m not Disappointed they are delicious… Turned out perfect. So delighted I’ve been really wanting a Nice Carrot Muffin recipe. Had a Few disasters, That Just weren’t Good. But these really are lovely.. Thank you So Much for all Your wonderful recipes.

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      Reply Drizzle May 24, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Hi Linda, I am so glad you enjoyed the muffins πŸ™‚

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    Reply Jennifer Flores January 24, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Can these be made with kodiak cake mix?

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      Reply Drizzle January 28, 2021 at 5:54 pm

      Sure Kodiak mix is a great alternative to flour πŸ™‚

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