How To Make Healthy Carrot Muffins
These healthy and wholesome carrot muffins are made with coconut oil, whole wheat flour, and maple syrup and loaded with raisins and walnuts too.
- 1¾cupswhite whole wheat flour,or regular whole wheat flour
- 1½tspbaking powder
- 1tspground cinnamon
- ½tspBaking Soda
- ½tspground ginger
- ¼tspground nutmeg
- 2cupscarrots,peeled and grated
- ½cupwalnuts,roughly chopped
- ½cupraisins,tossed in 1 tsp flour
- ⅓cupcoconut oil,melted, or extra-virgin olive oil
- ½cupmaple syrup,or honey
- 2eggs,preferably at room temperature
- 1cupGreek yogurt,plain
- 1tspvanilla extract
- 1tbspturbinado sugar,(also called raw sugar)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. If necessary, grease all 12 cups on the muffin tin with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Blend well with a whisk.
In a separate, small bowl, toss the raisins with 1 teaspoon flour so they don’t stick together. Add the grated carrots, chopped walnuts and floured raisins to the other ingredients and stir to combine.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil and maple syrup and beat together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then add the yogurt and vanilla and mix well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a big spoon, just until combined (a few lumps are ok). Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups.
Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with turbinado sugar. Bake muffins for 13 to 16 minutes, or until the muffins are golden on top and a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack to cool. For leftover muffins, store them, covered, at room temperature for two days, or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze leftover muffins for up to 3 months.
- Calories: 210.97kcal
- Fat: 8.66g
- Saturated Fat: 6.37g
- Trans Fat: 0.00g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 0.69g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.56g
- Carbohydrates: 30.48g
- Fiber: 2.81g
- Sugar: 14.47g
- Protein: 5.39g
- Cholesterol: 29.85mg
- Sodium: 225.33mg
- Calcium: 94.15mg
- Potassium: 215.25mg
- Iron: 1.06mg
- Vitamin A: 181.29µg
- Vitamin C: 1.35mg
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