Fluffy, slightly chewy, and so moist! These Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins are insanely good while still being oil-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, and paleo! They’re the perfect breakfast muffin, toddler snack, or holiday dessert!
Are Carrot Muffins Healthy?
Most carrot cake muffins are NOT healthy. You think carrot cake or carrot muffins would be healthy because they have that orange veggie in them right? However, most carrot muffins are loaded with processed sugar and flour.
Don’t worry, there is hope! In this recipe, we use very different ingredients to make these muffins low glycemic, lower in sugar, paleo, grain-free, oil-free, gluten-free and vegan friendly. Let’s jump into the healthy ingredients below. (figuratively)
How to Make Carrot Muffins
These carrot cake muffins are super easy to make! You only need one bowl and either a box grater or food processor. See my recommendations for those kitchen utensils below. First, let’s start with the ingredients you’ll need.
I went over my top 3 secrets to making THE BEST healthy muffins in my Healthy Banana Chip Muffins recipe so you’ll definitely want to check that out.
Overall, what gives these carrot muffins that moist texture is:
#1 the shredded carrots
#2 the lovely gluten-free flour combo we use
Almond flour, tapioca flour, and coconut flour makes for the fluffiest, yet most melt in your mouth gluten-free muffins! If you’re more of a whole wheat type of person (or if you don’t have those fancy flours), my Healthy Pumpkin Muffins would be the perfect recipe for you!
Carrot Breakfast Muffins
These carrot cake muffins are so healthy that you can actually eat them for breakfast! The nutrition information is listed at the end of the recipe to prove it. They’re only 152 calories and have 50.4% of your daily calcium intake and 317.8 mg of potassium!
Talk about a delicious, easy, on-the-go breakfast idea! I love meal prepping these muffins and storing them in an airtight container in the fridge to grab and go on my busy days. I’m sure you can relate to this.
Toddler and Baby Approved Carrot Muffins!
Speaking of busy days… these muffins are the perfect snacks for your kids! Toddlers and babies are able to eat these muffins and trust me, they will love them! Plus, you as a mama, can feel GOOD giving them these carrot muffins because you know what’s in them and how they are nourishing your little ones. Win, win!
What to Add to Carrot Cake Muffins
The possibilities are endless when it comes to optional add-ins for these muffins. Here is a list of delicious possible ingredients you can add to your carrot muffin batter:
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Fluffy, slightly chewy, and so moist! These Healthy Carrot Muffins are insanely good while still being oil-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, and paleo! They’re the perfect breakfast muffin, toddler snack, or holiday dessert!