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Easy No Sugar Healthy Carrot Muffins

by Nellie

These super healthy carrot muffins are delicious and great for anytime! They contain no sugar and fresh grated carrots for an amazing light sweet treat!

Muffin Maniac

There are so many different kinds of muffins, I honestly didn’t realize how many different types of muffins there really are until I started working a corporate job in the city. There would be these huge muffins delis that were just supersized. 

You could literally walk into the store every single day for a good 3-4 months and never get the same thing twice. This is where my muffin addiction started.

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There were so many to choose from! Between the different chocolate kinds, the cinnamon, the vanilla, the red velvet to the traditional corn muffin–it was so hard to choose from! They even had yogurt specific muffins! I’ll be honest those were my favorite. I think there was one time where I actually tried 20 different types of muffins for breakfast before work! (Ah to be in my 20s again with a super fast metabolism!)

No Sugar Healthy Carrot Muffins

The ingredients for this recipe are super simple! The best part about this recipe is that there is NO sugar needed! You likely have most of the ingredients right there in your pantry. Plus to save some time grab a bag of the pre shredded carrots at the grocery store.

1 cup applesauce
1 egg
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup grated carrots (approximately 3 carrots)

By substituting applesauce and honey there is no need to use sugar! The applesauce and honey provide the much needed sweetness and tastiness to these healthy carrot muffins. Plus the vegetable is a great way to sneak in veggies into a yummy treat!

Can I freeze carrot muffins?

Yes, you can freeze carrot muffins. Simply place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and they will be good for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply thaw them at room temperature or pop them in the microwave for a quick reheat. 

Can I freeze carrot muffins?

Yes, you can freeze carrot muffins. Simply place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and they will be good for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply thaw them at room temperature or pop them in the microwave for a quick reheat. Enjoy!

Are carrot muffins good for you?

Carrot muffins are a great option if you’re looking for a healthier breakfast or snack. They’re packed with nutrients like fiber and Vitamin A, and they’re relatively low in calories. Plus, they’re a delicious way to start your day!

What is the best way to store carrot muffins?

The best way to store carrot muffins is in a airtight container or bag. They will last for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. If you want them to last even longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.

Do carrot muffins need to be refrigerated?

No, carrot muffins do not need to be refrigerated. However, if you want them to last longer, you can store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

What is the shelf life of carrot muffins?

Carrot muffins will last for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

What are some Carrot Cake Muffin variations?

There are plenty of variations you can try with carrot cake muffins. For example, you could add raisins, walnuts, or chocolate chips to the batter. Or, you could top them with a cream cheese frosting or a simple glaze. Get creative and have fun!

Before you go be sure to check out these awesome muffins you can make to serve for breakfast!

Enjoy!

Easy No Sugar Healthy Carrot Muffins
Yield: 22 Muffins

Easy No Sugar Healthy Carrot Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat floour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated carrots (approximately 3 carrots)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, applesauce, honey, melted butter and vanilla extract. Stir until fully combined. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stir well, then add the carrots. Combine fully before adding remaining flour mixture.
  5. Line a muffin pan with paper or silicone liners, and then portion 1/4 cup of batter into each liner.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the muffin pan for 2 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

22

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 14mgSodium 129mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 2g

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