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

Drizzle
2SP blue & purple, 3SP green, 2PP
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Baking
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups shredded carrots
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 12 hole muffin tin with some cooking spray.
  • In a bowl whisk the eggs and add in 3 Tbsp of brown sugar *leave remaining Tbsp aside for topping.
  • Mix in the apple sauce and vanilla.
  • 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.
  • Spoon the batter into the 12 muffin cups, sprinkle tops with the remaining brown sugar and walnuts
  • Bake in the oven for 18 minutes or until baked through.
  • Muffins will freeze well, store in a container and best in the fridge after day 1

Notes

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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34 Comments

  1. Connie Diaz Reply

    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?

    • Drizzle Reply

      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

      • Arleen Stewart Reply

        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.

        • Drizzle Reply

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

  2. Connie Diaz Reply

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  3. Rhonda MacPherson Reply

    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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      all muffins are regular size unless noted πŸ™‚

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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

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

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

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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”

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

        • Drizzle Reply

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

  9. Linda Rose Reply

    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.

    • Drizzle Reply

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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