Carrot Cake Muffins

A few excess carrots in the fridge was the inspiration for today’s morning tea. These muffins are moist and delicious without having to use copious amounts of sugar. Plus it’s a great way to hide veggies and get some fibre and vitamin C into fussy eaters. Who doesn’t love carrots all dressed up as cake! They passed the toddler test with flying colours so I’m counting this one as a success!

(Note: This is a dairy free recipe)


2 medium carrots

1 cup plain spelt flour (or regular plain flour)

1/2 cup oats (blitzed into flour like consistency)

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup oil (I use olive)

1/2 cup sultanas

1/2 cup boiling water


Preheat oven to 170 C.

Put sultanas and boiling water in a bowl and set aside.

Peel carrots and blitz in food processor until finely grated (you could also grate by hand).

Combine carrots, oats, flour, coconut and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl combine egg, oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Add wet ingredients and sultana/water mix into flour mixture and stir well to combine. Do not over mix.

Add mixture to greased mini muffin tins and bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly browned.





5 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Muffins

  1. I wash but don’t peel my carrots in my (flourless) carrot cakes/muffins, but wonder why you do?
    Something bad in the skin?


  2. Hey Casey, I’m going to make these next time I make carrot cake/muffins. Is this a recipe for a dozen?
    It was so good to see you last week on Zoom! One day (post corona) I’d love to see you live…and meet your kids. x


    1. Yep 12 regular size muffins or 24 mini muffins. I often make the smaller size just for little hands! So you may need to cook a bit longer for the bigger size.

      Would love to see you in person when the world calms down! You’ll have to come over for cake 🥰


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