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Carrot Muffins Recipe

Tender, moist, and flavorful carrot cake-style muffins

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 9 Muffins
Author Dikla


  • 1 2/3 Cups All-purpose flour (200g)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Molasses
  • 2 Large Eggs at room temperature
  • 2 Cups Shredded Carrots (200g)
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable oil (120ml)


  • 5 TBS Unsalted butter, melted (70g)
  • 3/4 Cup All Purpose flour (90g)
  • 3/4 Cup Toasted chopped nuts (120g)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup Light brown sugar (70g)



  1. In a medium bowl, place the flour, cinnamon, chopped nuts, and sugar and use a fork to incorporate.

  2. Drizzle in the melted butter and use the fork (or your fingers to blend ingredients together). Set aside while making the muffins.

Carrot Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners.

  2. Sift the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Mix to incorporate.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, molasses, and eggs until light and frothy.

  4. Drizzle in the oil and water and whisk to combine.

  5. Fold in the shredded carrots.

  6. Fold in the flour mix.

  7. Divide the batter between the muffin liner, 3/4 full (for 12 muffins), or all the way full (for 9 muffins).

  8. Top each muffin with the streusel.

  9. Bake for 20-24 minutes turning the pan halfway the baking time.

Recipe Notes

  • All of the ingredients must be at room temperature before starting to mix.
  • For added flavor, consider adding, orange zest from one orange, a handful of golden raisins or shredded coconut to the muffin batter. And during fall, you can replace some or all of the carrots with pumpkin puree for delicious pumpkin muffins.
  • If you prefer a healthier option, you can substitute half of the all-purpose flour with white whole wheat flour.
  • Be sure not to overmix the batter, which can result in dense and tough muffins. Mix just until the dry ingredients have been incorporated.