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Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins

Kristine Couture of Farnham, Quebec starts the day in a healthy way with these scrumptious carrot muffins. Extras make a guilt-free afternoon pick-me-up with coffee.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 muffins


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat spreadable margarine
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, beat the margarine, orange juice and egg on medium speed for 1 minute (mixture will not be smooth). Stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in carrots and raisins.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill half full with batter. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 145 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • muffbear74
    Mar 8, 2018

    Not bad for a whole wheat muffin. It certainly tastes healthy! Would prefer it to be just a tad moister.

  • klb6778
    Jan 7, 2012

    I dont know what went wrong here, because it looks like no one else mentioned any issues, but mine did not really rise. I did put in all the ingredients and definitely added the baking soda and powder. One thing that I noticed was that this was not a "batter" consistency, but more a thick paste. I thought it was strange that the recipe calls for so little liquid.

  • Primal-c
    Jun 29, 2011

    Just made these this morning - delish! You'll want to double or triple the batch, though: only made about 16 mini muffins, which are fast disappearing. Moist & tasty - great recipe.

  • DeliveRN
    Dec 13, 2010

    I used applesauce instead of the margarine and they turned out wonderful!