Carrot Cream Cheese Muffins


Luscious, chewy muffins filled with a walnut cream cheese filling. I got this recipe from my fiend Anna when I went to the U.S. for the first time. It 's grrrrrreat ! Enjoy !

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 muffins


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • ¼ cup margarine, softened

  • ½ cup egg substitute

  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup grated carrots

  • ½ cup raisins, plumped and drained

  • 6 tablespoons lowfat cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons nonfat sour cream

  • cup white sugar

  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper liners.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, and baking soda. Add the margarine, buttermilk, egg substitute, orange juice, and vanilla, mix until smooth, then stir in the carrots and raisins. Fill each of the prepared muffin cups 2/3 full.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, and remaining 1/3 cup of sugar, until smooth, then stir in the walnuts. Drop a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture onto the top of each cup of muffin batter.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
9g Fat
39g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 230mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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