Carrot Oatmeal Muffins


A rich, moist carrot oatmeal muffin packed with whole wheat, raisins, pineapple, coconut, and a cream cheese surprise baked right in the center! Great for breakfast and kids love them! I vary the recipe depending on what I have on hand and it always works out great. Hope you enjoy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
18 muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup uncooked rolled oats

  • ½ cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 2 cups shredded carrots

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved

  • ¼ cup softened cream cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease muffin tins.

  2. In a large bowl, mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the mixture, and add white sugar, brown sugar, canola oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix just until evenly moist. Fold in oats, coconut, raisins, carrots, and pineapple.

  3. In a bowl, blend reserved pineapple juice and cream cheese. Fill each muffin cup about 1/2 full with muffin batter, reserving about 1/3 of the batter. Spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture into the muffin cups. Top with remaining batter, so that each muffin cup is about 2/3 full.

  4. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
15g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 175mg 4%

* 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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