Easy and healthy no sugar carrot cake muffins

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Today we are talking about the easiest no sugar carrot cake muffins which happen to be healthy and suitable for your baby. That is why I call them “The baby’s first muffin”. You can either bake them into a regular muffin pan or in a mini muffin pan which make the perfect size for a little treat for your baby. So without any further ado lets get into cooking!

What you will need

This is a blender muffin which means you literally all the ingredients in a blender and you blend until smooth. It doesn’t get any easier than this. Here is a list of what you will need.

  • Oats. You can use either rolled oats or quick oats, both of them will work just fine. I will not recommend using steal cut oats though as they will not blend in properly. Of course if you have oat flour you can use oat flour instead, just make sure that you use a couple of tablespoons less.
  • Banana. This is the only sweetener for this recipe. If you want them a bit more sweet or if you are serving this to older kids (or to yourself) you can add 2-3 tbsp honey or maple syrup. However, the muffin is sweet enough as is, without any extra sweetener
  • Eggs. I like to use organic pasture raised eggs as I feel that the animals get treated better in the pastures. Please feel free to use what you have on hand.
  • Walnuts. in this recipe walnuts act as a binder. And of course they add extra flavor. If you want to keep the muffin nut free you can substitute with a tbsp of chia seeds or hemp seeds.
  • Carrot. This is the only ingredient that you will not blend in the blender. If you blend the carrot the actual texture of the muffin will change. So just shred the carrot and stir it in in the blended batter.
  • Milk. You can use any milk of your choice. I used almond milk but feel free to use what you have on hand.
  • Pantry staples. Spices and baking powder.

Usually in a carrot cake muffin you will find raisins. You can add some if you want but I wanted to make sure that those are suitable for babies as well so I kept the raisins out. If you are serving those easy and healthy no sugar carrot cake muffins to an older kid – or to yourself – you can add some.

Can I make the no sugar carrot cake muffins without a blender?

You can most certainly do! However you will need to either use oat flour or oats blended into flour. Then just mix in all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. That simple!

How I served it

Of course you can have the no sugar carrot cake muffin as it but if you want to make it extra special you can make a quick dip with equal parts of Greek yogurt and almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. You can either top the muffins or serve the yogurt-almond butter dip on the side and let your little ones dip their muffin!

How to store

You can either store those easy and healthy no sugar carrot cake muffins in an air tight container in your counter for up to 2 days. Or you can even freeze them for up to 3 months in freezer bags. I always have some on my freezer for the difficult weekday snack time when I need something quick and easy to serve to the family.

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Baby’s first muffin – healthy no sugar carrot cake muffins

Recipe by Panos EatsCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

mini muffins
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

So easy and aromatic carrot cake muffins, perfect for babies first muffin

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 2 bananas

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup walnuts

  • ½ cup almond milk

  • 1 carrot, shredded

  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder

  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

  • (Optional) Pinch of cloves and pinch of nutmeg

Directions

  • Preheat your oven at 370F (187.78 degrees Celsius) and grease a mini muffins pan
  • In your blender blend all the ingredients except the carrot until smooth
  • Add the shredded carrot and stir to incorporate
  • Place the batter in the muffin tin filling 3/4 of each hole
  • Bake for 22-25 min or until a toothpick comes out clean

2 Comments

  1. Asimenia Damanaki

    I love them !

    1. Glad you liked them 🙂

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