Carrot Muffins cooling on a wire rack.
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Carrot Muffins

My whole family loves these healthy Carrot Muffins made with Greek yogurt, applesauce, shredded carrots, banana, oats, and whole wheat flour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: side course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter , softened
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded carrots (about 2 large)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup rolled oats (quick cook oats will also work)
  • 2 cups flour (I use half whole wheat and half all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add sugar, butter to a mixing bowl and mix well to combine. Add yogurt, applesauce, eggs, pumpkin, carrots and banana and stir well.
  • In a separate mixing bowl stir together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to the wet mixture and stir, just until combined.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

Freezing Instructions: allow the muffins to cool completely, then place them in a freezer safe resealable bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.  To thaw, remove them from the freezer and allow them to come to room temperature.  You can also microwave one frozen muffin for about 20 seconds.
Mini Muffins: bake for 10-14 minutes.
Egg Allergy: Mix 3 tablespoons of flaxseed with ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon of water. Use in place of the 3 eggs called for.
Vegan Carrot Muffins: Replace the eggs as described above and substitute vegan yogurt.
Gluten-Free Carrot Muffins: Substitute gluten-free flour.
Walnut Muffins: add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.
Raisin Carrot Muffins: add 1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3730IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg