Carrot cake muffins with walnuts and raisins. Topped with a delicious and healthy greek yogurt frosting!
I honestly think carrot flavors in baked goods are underrated! I bought a bag of shredded carrots and I was thinking about what to do with them because a recipe I made before this only called for 1/2 cup. Well, this was a pretty awesome choice of mine and I can’t wait for you to try them!
This recipe isn’t overly sweet, has veggies and is has just the right amount of crunch and sweetness in each bite! I also made this greek yogurt frosting to put on top because I actually realized I didn’t have cream cheese at home to make cream cheese frosting. Well, this was a pretty bomb alternative!!
With the weather getting colder, I’ve been using my oven a lot more. I’ve been baking cookies, muffins, cakes, etc. In the summer, I rarely use the oven because it’s hot enough in my apartment. Also, I realized I’ve been in my own apartment for 8 months already! Time definitely flew by… and I’m getting married in just under 4 months. There’s so much to prepare. So much change will be happening in the next year. I’m excited and nervous! There’s a lot to look forward to in marriage and these life changes 🙂
Anyways, if you’ve never tried making carrot cake muffins, this is for you, it’s definitely a recipe worth trying!
Carrot Cake Walnut Raisin Muffins with Greek Yogurt Frosting
- 1 cup all-purpose flour oat flour also works
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1/4 cup ghee/butter
- 1 tbsp almond butter can sub cashew butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup raisins
Greek Yogurt Frosting
- 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tso vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 eggs. Add in almond milk, olive oil, almond butter and vanilla extract.
- Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir in carrots, chopped walnuts and raisins.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- When done, allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then add greek yogurt frosting on top with extra crushed walnuts and raisins!