Carrot Cake Muffins

4
(4) 4 Reviews
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
35
min.
Servings

12 servings

These spicy carrot cake muffins get their superior moistness from unsweetened applesauce—which also helps make them a part of your healthful eating plan.

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  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine first 4 ingredients; set aside. Whisk egg and oil in large bowl until blended. Stir in applesauce, brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Add dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Stir in carrots.
  • Spoon into 12 muffin pan cups sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 15 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Mix reduced-fat cream cheese, powdered sugar and remaining vanilla until blended; spread onto muffins.

Special Extra

Garnish with ground cinnamon just before serving.

Servings

  • 12 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Starch
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Since these irresistible muffins are made with better-for-you ingredients, they can become part of your healthful eating plan. And as a bonus, the bright orange carrots are rich in vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
   
Vitamin A 35 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • CamiFK |

    A pretty good recipe - made even better knowing how "healthy" it is

  • averee2moon |

    Taste was good. Very heavy and appearance wasn't the best because they didn't rise. Kids still loved it!

  • diyaa2002 |

    my family loved this dish.

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