Carrot-Orange Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an adopted recipe. I haven't made it yet, but I will soon and will then update it with any necessary changes. >>A healthy, not-too-sweet muffin, so add more honey or some sugar if you prefer your muffins sweeter. You can also substitute 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini for the carrots. (From a cookbook called "Healthy Hometown Favorites".)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Coat 12 regular-sized or 36 mini muffin cups with non-stick spray; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the egg whites, orange peel, orange juice, milk, oil, applesauce and honey.
  5. Beat with a fork until well-combined.
  6. (The mixture will look curdled.) Then stir in the carrots.
  7. Add the carrot mixture to the flour mixture.
  8. Stir just until moistened.
  9. (The batter will be lumpy.) Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup about three-quarters full.
  10. Bake for 14-16 minutes for mini muffins or 20-22 minutes for larger muffins, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. (Do not overbake.) Cool the muffins in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  12. Then remove the muffins from the pan.
  13. Good served warm.
Most Helpful

They are much more like a scone than muffin. I used allspiec rather than cinnamon and twice as much zest as stated however they were still pretty bland. I would add dried cranberries if I made them again.

rosiebr December 08, 2010

I just made these are they are pretty good. I used all whole wheat flour, added 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and did a 1/2 cup carrots and a 1/2 cup zucchini. I also sprinkled the top of each muffin with a few pieces of chopped pecans. Definitely not a dessert muffin though. Also, I was a little disappointed that the orange flavor didn't show through more. I will probably up the amount of zest next time around.

Ariella January 21, 2007

I made these as part of the "Pick your Chef" cookathon today. I found these muffins to be not very much on the sweet side, like you said, so, I'll definitely be adding more honey next time I make these. These sure are a healthy snack for children. I'll be glad to make these for my tiny friends;) Thanks for posting!

Charishma_Ramchandani March 21, 2003