Carrot Muffins with Raisins and Cinnamon

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks
Whole Grain Carrot Muffins with Raisins

Like to bake? These carrot muffins are a lot of fun to make… and eat! Grated carrots, sliced almonds, cinnamon, raisins and a few other simple  ingredients blend perfectly with the applesauce, yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla to make an irresistibly flavorful baked treat.

Each muffin counts as one SmartCarb and two Extras on the Nutrisystem program. Log each serving in the NuMi App and enjoy!

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Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 146

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 Extras

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 6 cups of a muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ground allspice and salt. Add the sliced almonds, grated carrots and raisins to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, applesauce, yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a big spoon until combined. Divide the batter evenly between the 6 muffin cups.
  5. Bake muffins for 30-35 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.