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Heart Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins Recipe

Looking for an easy Heart Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins recipe? Learn how to make Heart Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by firestarr

Makes 12 servings



Carrot Cake Muffins with a sweet creamy center.

Recipe Ingredients for Heart Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

1 c all purpose flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 c grated carrots
2/3 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 c applesauce
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
6 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
4 oz cream cheese
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ground clove

Recipe Directions for Heart Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

  1. The last 4 ingredients are for the cream cheese icing filling. One day ahead use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese, clove, vanilla and powdered sugar. Spoon into decorative ice cube trays and freeze.

  2. To make the muffins:

  3. Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl. In large bowl combine carrots and sugars and allow to sit for 5 min. Add the eggs, sour cream, applesauce, and oil. Mix well. Gently fold in the dry ingredients making sure they are well incorporated but also being careful not to over mix the batter. Fill cupcake pan 1/2 way. Remove icing from molds and press into the center of each muffin then top off with more batter to make sure filling is well covered. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the side comes out clean.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 89.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
253
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.4g
18%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Sodium
159mg
7%
Potassium
167mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
34.3g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
18.3g
Protein
4.0g
Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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