Awesome Carrot Muffins


I can't keep these carrot muffins around! I run a day care and was looking for a tasty, low-sugar snack to feed the kids, so I came up with this recipe. Now the parents ask for the recipe! Frost with the Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting recipe on this site.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
18 muffins


  • 1 cup raisins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 3 cups shredded carrots


  1. Soak raisins in 2 cups water in a small bowl for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 18 standard muffin cups with paper liners.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  4. Beat oil, brown sugar, and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Gradually mix in flour mixture, then fold in carrots and drained raisins. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
13g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* 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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