These carrot cake muffins are a really good muffin. Full stop. My favourite thing about them is the reaction people have to them before eating them vs after. Apparently, most people feel meh about carrot cake muffins. Until they have these and then the reaction is more wow than meh. They’re good, they’re simple and they use an entire carrot at a minimum, making them basically a vegetable. Right? ?.



You can leave the muffins plain OR you can be extra and add a glaze. If you want to add a glaze, all you need is to add lemon juice to icing sugar. The thicker you want that glaze to be, the less lemon juice you add. There is no recipe, just a squeeze of lemon, a scoop of icing sugar, mix taste and adjust until you get your desired consistency. The glaze goes on when the muffins are completely cool.


Carrot Cake Muffins

The only carrot cake muffin you need. These are simple to make and have that delicious carrot cake taste.
Course: Desserts, Snacks
Dietary: Dairy Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 9 muffins



  • 3 tbsp oats
  • 3 tbsp pecans chopped
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil softened


  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C oats
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 C ccoonut oil melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C shredded carrots packed
  • 1/2 C pecans roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a muffin tin with liners.
  • Start by making the crumble. Combine all the ingredients except the coconut oil and mix together. Add the coconut oil and using your fingers work it into the dry mixture. You want it to resemble small stones ie. Little clumps. Set aside until you’re ready to use it.
  • To make the muffins, combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, cooled coconut oil, milk and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, cooled coconut oil, milk and vanilla.
  • Stir in the carrots and pecans.
  • Divide the batter between 9 muffin liners and top with crumble.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If you want to glaze them, wait until the muffins are completely cool. Mix icing sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl (less lemon juice for a thicker glaze and more for a looser glaze). Drizzle over the muffins and allow to set before storing.
  • These muffins keep well stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Carrot Cake Muffins

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  • Juli
    August, 20, 2019

    Do you mean light brown sugar (not light brown flour)?

    • Zissy Lewin
      August, 21, 2019

      Hi Juli, yes it’s sugar! Thanks for picking that up, it’s been changed.