Carrot Cake Muffins

"These muffins make a yummy little snack, that are slightly healthy. I use all organic ingredients, to make them that much better for me and my kids. They are really nice topped with cream cheese icing."
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12 muffins


  • 2 cups carrots, chopped (or baby carrots)
  • 12 - 34 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 14 cup oil (I use melted coconut oil, but any vegetable based oil works)
  • 1 12 cups whole wheat flour (or any whole grain flour, I use a spelt, kamut, and whole wheat mix)
  • 12 cup sugar (or evaporated cane juice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup pecans (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Put carrots and apple sauce in to food processor, mix until it has the consistency of baby food. Set aside.
  • Sift all dry ingredients together.
  • Stir oil, eggs, and carrot mixture together until well blended.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, fold gently until blended.
  • Add raisins and nuts mix gently. (Be careful not to over mix, or the muffins will be rubbery).
  • Pour into well greased muffin tins, bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick come out clean.
  • Cool completely then top with icing if desired.

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  1. I used Canola Oil. And I think that 1 cup of flour was not enough. So I used 2 cups of all purpose flour. With 2 cups, it was the texture of muffin dough. I didn't use raisins and pecans. I preheated the oven at 350 F (is it the good temperature cause it's not written). And after 25 minutes, my muffins were cooked. I added dry ingredients to wet ingredients. I garnished with Cool Whip and cinnamon. Thanks :)


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