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Oatmeal Carrot Muffins

For a tasty muffin for breakfast or a snack, try this recipe. They have a wonderful texture with the oats, raisins and carrots plus delicious flavor.—Jane Richter, Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    10 muffins


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • In a large bowl, combine oats, raisins and milk; stir well. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Combine carrot, sugars, oil, egg whites and orange zest; stir into oat mixture. Combine dry ingredients; stir into the batter just until moistened. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 227 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Franxie
    Nov 24, 2013

    I omitted the raisins and used Truvia/sugar blend to reduce the sugar, used whole eggs because I'm lazy, and used 2% milk because that's what I had on hand. I added chopped walnuts to increase the protein and fiber. The carrot was from my garden--super sweet. Made 6 muffin tops, 12 mini-muffins, and a small loaf cake. Excellent! It will be very difficult to ration them out over a few days...

  • abbyelliemom
    Mar 1, 2011

    These turned out great! I used only whole wheat flour and decreased the white sugar (I do this to all of my recipes) and added a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. I also used quick oats because that's what I had on hand. I will definitely make these again!They make great mini-muffins! Bake for about 10 minutes.

  • Zafira Fauxhall
    Jan 19, 2010

    I didn't have time to let the oatmeal, milk and raisins soak for 2 hours. I soaked the mixture for about a half an hour, I added 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice to the batter and used only whole wheat flour. I also reduced the baking powder to 1-1/2 tsp. as I have never used a tablespoon of baking powder in a muffin recipe. After all the "tinkering" they came out tender and tasty. I will make them again with the changes.

  • NyxRizzi
    Jul 7, 2009

    I like to make muffins for my co-workers when they do a good job. These are my assistants favorite. They're great for breakfast. Not too sweet, just right.