Follow @melskitchencafe on Instagram and show me the recipes you are making from my blog using the hashtag #melskitchencafe. ps..any chance you have any idea of calories per muffin?? I’m looking into making these for my boyfriend for Valentines Day. Have you ever tried 100% Maple Syrup instead of honey? This recipe is perfection! Thanks for a great recipe! I am loving these healthy muffins for my kids school lunches! I’m not sure – I haven’t tried it. Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe! I substituted butter with coconut oil but still great!  BEST CARROT MUFFINS EVER! Do you know the nutrition facts for these? Do you know how many calories and/or fat are in these muffins? Sigh. I added extra butter and egg because I didn’t have applesauce. My picky 3 year old just downed 3 of them and it doesn’t even matter because they are totally healthy! In a large bowl whisk together cashew butter, almond butter, applesauce, lemon juice, date syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder and eggs until smooth. 🙂 Thanks for another healthier muffin recipe. I don’t provide the nutritional facts currently but there are a lot of online calculators that provide that information. These muffins are moist and delicious. So I added about 1/3 -1/2 cup quick oats. All content copyright © 2019 Getty Stewart | Website & logo design by. I swapped the honey for agave. To like my sweets ‘not to sweet’. My boys love them! I forgot to mention I did like it with the pineapple addition – but next time I will try it with applesauce as directed or less pineapple I felt like the pineapple kind of took over the carrot flavour a bit. i really appreciate how you instructed on how to mix the ingredients – it really makes a big difference! They look yummy! Stir ingredients together until just combined and there are still some spots of flour remaining. I made these last week and they were awesome! Kids (and those who raise them) deserve better! I think il always add a little from here on out. Definitely delicious! The first as the recipe states and the second I changed it up a tiny. Thanks! Stir in applesauce and mashed banana. Carrot cake muffins have the flavors of carrot cake but in a much healthier form. I made mini muffins and adjusted the cooking time to about 12 minutes. You’ll find my favorite recipes, tips and how to’s for making tasty homemade food & preserves. Changes I made were-instead of butter I used 2 Tablespoons of melted Coconut Oil plus 1 teaspoon of water. Great recipe. Also I grated fresh all spice in addition to the other spices as we love lots of spice!! They are dry/ dense/ too soggy/ just plain gross. Sad. I made a double batch, but the way my kids have been eyeing them, I’m thinking these won’t make it until morning…, I wish there was nutrition information for this recipe. Feb 26, 2014 - Explore Maria Meier's board "Low fat carrot and applesauce muffins" on Pinterest. When looking for a healthy carrot muffin recipe, I was kind of surprised what came up. ok.  My husband always says- “You don’t have to mess with a good thing.”  Ha! I added some chopped walnuts and golden raisins. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Just to clarify: 18-20 mins? love these! It was easy to follow and the results were very moist and tasty muffins! Very good, moist and tasty. Just to clarify: you used almond flour instead of the wheat flour? 18 minutes Thank you! J – You can use an additional 1/4 tsp. I am making these right now for my sweetie. These were absolutely delicious….our entire family, including our somewhat picky toddler asked for these daily:) Not dry at all, which has been our biggest issue with healthier muffins. What makes these carrot cake muffins healthy?  I like that it uses things you have on hand during these times. I used coconut oil + 1t water instead of butter and added golden raisins and finely chopped pecans, stunning results. I just made these and they are fabulous! Do you think it would work if I just cut them up so the pieces are smaller? I just wanted to let you know that I have been buying Bunny Love organic baby carrots & I haven’t found any bitter ones yet. I popped 2 carrots (chopped roughly) into the food processor so I didn’t have to shred by hand and it worked really well! Yum! How finely are the carrots grated? Gently fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. I add in some fresh diced pineapple in it’s juice to give it a little zing. Thanks for a fantastic solution to a suddenly picky toddler 🙂. We love muffins for breakfast! So moist and flavorful, thank you!! I need to get some applesauce and these will be super healthy 🙂. HEY!! I used these items: almond flour and coconut butter instead of what the recipe called for. They are baking right now. V – sorry, just added it – it goes in with the other wet ingredients (before the carrots). I made these yesterday and they are so good! Thanks for the comment. I subbed bobs red mill gluten free flour, coconut oil, and flax egg 🙂 Easy, healthy, and yummy <3. I used coconut oil instead of butter! See more ideas about applesauce muffins, applesauce, low fat. We will be eating this new muffin this weekend for sure. He has lost close to 100lbs in the past 2-3 years so I want to make healthy treats for us. The only problem I had is with liners, a good part of it stayed stuck to the liner, any advise for this? cinnamon instead of the ginger. Since I just moved, I’m looking at all new brands of carrots. I can’t wait to make these. Thanks! Nadelle – Quite honestly, I don’t know – and I’m not sure this muffin recipe will transition well into a cake. I made them last night, and woke up this morning to moldy muffins. Also, I used white whole wheat flour. I didn’t have a full 1/2 cup of honey, so I used 1/4 C honey and subbed in 1/4C brown sugar. Have a look, stay a while, leave a comment or drop me a line. Lightly grease a muffin pan or line with papers. These are delicious! I am loving these healthy muffins! 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg I added chopped walnuts and some currants. 1 cup unsweetened applesauce Do you use self raising flour or plain flour? Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the pineapple juice, 2 eggs, egg white, … My little family has LOVED these! Stir in … I made these this morning ,very good ,I did not put in the honey since I have 2 little grandsons,I just added more applesauce and brown sugar ,2 tbsp ,I liked them that way also .I also added pumkinspice instead of the ginger since I did not have that in my spice cabinet . i wondered across your page recipe hunting and found these! They were an even bigger hit with my kids. Instructions Next time will definitely add walnuts. Do you think this would work? Just made them and tasted one already! I’m going to have to make these in a few minutes! I'm excited to share my favorite tips and recipes for enjoying and preserving seasonal food. Thanks for all the yumminess, Mel! Bake for 20 to 22 minutes until tops are golden brown and firm to the touch. I added 1/3 cup each of chopped raisins & chopped walnuts. So delicious and easy! Ingredients Can I freeze the muffins? Alice – Yep, just the honey and the applesauce to sweeten them. Getty Stewart is an engaging speaker and writer providing tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and helpful kitchen ideas to make home cooking easy and enjoyable. I have never posted a comment before but these are so amazing I have to. Could I use White Whole Wheat Flour, ya think? There are a lot of online nutrition calculators that you could try though. I also did 1/4c of raw honey and a 1/4c of pure maple syrup instead of the 1/2c of raw honey and they are amazing! I made these and LOVED every bite with not one shred of guilt. These were great! :/, Lots of free websites allow you to input your ingredients and calculate the info you’re wanting. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the butter, honey, egg, vanilla, and applesauce.Stir ingredients together until just combined and there are still some spots of flour remaining.Fold in the shredded carrots just until combined (don't overmix or the muffins will be dense).Distribute the batter evenly among the muffin liners. 😉 Mel’s recipes are fantastic, and definitely worth trying out. Is there something I should be looking for when it comes to choosing carrots?  My daughter made these for 4-H and she received a Champion and was selected to compete at the State Fair. They definitely stuck to the liners, but who cares. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove muffins and cool on wire rack. Jennifer SZ – not sure what went wrong for you but my guess is that the grated carrots you used were processed more finely than how I shred mine. Thanks for this recipe! Thank you for sharing this recipe, it is a keeper 🙂. Thank you!! Good for baby with extra calcium and iron that the molasses provides. So so good. Thanks so much!!! Maybe next time I’ll try squeezing out the moisture with a paper towel first. It’s a great way to make any recipe a bit healthier and no one has ever noticed a taste difference. I’ve found that my dishes don’t thicken appropriately unless I add more flour than just the doubled amount. Back in Minnesota I didn’t have many options but I’m hoping to get a brand that is consistently non-bitter – if I do, I’ll share! Made these yesterday and they were sooooo good! I brushed my muffin tin with coconut oil and had no trouble getting these out of the tin. I also used the half honey/half maple syrup as another commentator suggested and they were perfect. Light fluffy delicious. They pack well in a lunch box too! Healthy and In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together applesauce, vegetable oil and sugars until … They smell fantastic, they look pretty (those orange flecks are beauty), and they taste amazing. Thanks for sharing! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease with butter, oil or cooking spray. Good luck! Pulse several times until the carrots are broken down into smaller pieces. Hi Jennifer – I’m not a juicer so I can’t say for sure but I think it’s definitely worth a try! recipe you post. Spoon batter into tins and bake for about 30 minutes. good base recipe to get creative with subs and add ins! Yes, they freeze well. You’ll also find how we can work together to make good food happen for everyone. Made these for my toddler and she loved them! That way, everyone's happy! I just doubled the quantity of carrots. Another amazing recipe! I used a scant 1.5 C Oat Flour and 1 C almond yogurt + 1/2 C goat milk. They have no taste and do scream Health Food Cardboard. Will definitely make again! added Zuchinni instead of carrot and instead of honey i added molasses, which i have in loads of amount lying at my place. I made these today using the homemade applesauce I made in the slow cooker yesterday. I replaced 1/2 flour with old fashioned oatmeal to reduce flour it was delicious and my grandson loves them. So far this is the best muffin I’ve tried!  Go ahead kids, have a muffin. I think it’s a combination of factors. I was wondering how I can accommodate your muffin recipe (this one and the other delicious ones) to fit a mini muffin tin (24). I add 1 shredded apple and some craisins to mine. 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