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The Tastiest Carrot Cake Muffins

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We make muffins weekly in our home. I am always looking for a new and fun flavor. Recently, my husband asked if I would make a carrot cake variety. These turned out to be the tastiest carrot cake muffins! Topped with cream cheese frosting, they are decadent!

muffin with cream cheese frosting on top sprinkled with cinnamon

I’m not sure when this happened, but I have to have a muffin every single day! I look forward to them and think about ways to make them even better. I recently made a long fermented chocolate chip muffin that was AMAZING! https://therosehomestead.com/the-best-sourdough-chocolate-chip-muffins/

This particular muffin is so easy to make. From start to finish, it only takes about 20 minutes to make.

I bought a package of shredded carrots to make it even quicker. But, of course shredding your own carrots would be even better!

muffin batter with shredded carrots and walnuts on top

What you will need for this recipe:

  1. Flour (I use freshly milled Spelt, but you can use whatever flour you choose)
  2. Baking powder
  3. Baking soda
  4. Salt
  5. Buttermilk, Milk Kefir, or any milk you have on hand
  6. Honey
  7. Olive oil
  8. Egg
  9. Shredded carrots
  10. Chopped walnuts (optional)
  11. Vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

In a separate bowl, add the milk, honey, oil, carrots, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined and fold in the walnuts if using.

muffin batter in muffin tin

Scoop the batter into a 12 cup muffin tin evenly.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

carrot cake muffins on cooling rack

Optionally, top with cream cheese frosting. Simply combine room temperature cream cheese with 1/2 cup of maple syrup and mix with an immersion blender until creamed.

The Tastiest Carrot Cake Muffins

These muffins are so delicious and decadent! The cream cheese topping makes them over the top!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast

Equipment

  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 medium mixing bowl
  • 1 12 cup muffin tin

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup buttermilk, milk kefir, or sweet milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients except for the walnuts.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Fold in the walnuts.
  • Scoop batter into 12 cup muffin tin evenly.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Optionally, top with cream cheese frosting. Make the frosting by combining room temperature cream cheese with 1/2 cup of maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix with an immersion blender until creamed.

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