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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
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Serves: 12
 
2SP blue & purple, 3SP green, 2PP
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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
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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6 Comments

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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?

    • Drizzle
      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 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!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 6, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      No worries, glad you are enjoying the recipes 🙂

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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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 12, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      Yay, I hope you both enjoy them 🙂

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