Homemade Carrot Raisin Muffins

carrot raisin muffinsCarrot Raisin Muffins

Love carrot cake, but maybe not the frosting?  Looking for a healthier alternative?  These carrot and raisin muffins might be up your ally.

I made them with and without raisins.  That just involved scooping out some muffins before adding the raisins.

carrots batter


1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 stick softened butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup applesauce
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

carrots and raisins

How to Make Carrot Raisin Muffins:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg .
Then add the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla and raisins, carrots and applesauce.
Next add the carrots and mix until incorporated together.
Place a heaping tablespoon of the batter into each muffin tin and go around again if you have more.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.

baking sheet muffins

Tips for Making Muffins:

  • Shred your carrots or buy shredded carrots
  • Cook a little less time and check with a toothpick, you want them a little moist
  • If you don’t like raisins, don’t add them
  • Or add raisins to half and reduce amount of raisins used
  • We found using cupcake liners with these muffins, tends to dry them out a little to our liking
  • Try our other delicious muffin recipes

Want carrot cake, but don't want the cake or frosting? Make these carrot raisin muffins. Perfect breakfast and not super sweet.

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  1. These look so good!!! I dont put Icing on anything lol. I just wish I could reach in this screen and grab one from you lol lol. mmmmmm

  2. I like that this recipe uses whole wheat flour to give it more fiber and the carrots and raisins help make these very healthy muffins. I will have to make these. They look yummy!