Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

I had one last burst of energy today so I made something healthy that turned out to be delightfully delicious, and not, you know, delicious enough just because they’re good for you. Carrot Oatmeal Muffins!

Also they were very easy to make! First I got to break out my new peeler on the carrot. Cool little gizmo that fits in the palm of your hand, so peeling is a very natural motion and not a cramped grippy one.


And my magical Microplane grater quickly & efficiently made half a cup of shredded carrot.


I combined the carrots with egg, vanilla, brown sugar, and applesauce. I actually hate applesauce, I don’t even like the smell. And when I went to measure it I thought pouring it was a good idea, and I ended up wasting almost half the jar. Oops.


It looked pretty disgusting when I started mixing it all together.


After I mixed it, it was more like baby food, and still unappealing.

carrot mixture

The recipe called for a cup of rolled oats and I had ALMOST a cup of them. I had to supplement a bit with quick-cooking oats. Next time I’ll make sure I have enough because I really love the oaty-ness of the muffins. I mixed those with a cup of whole wheat white flour (instead of half white, half wheat as the recipe says), baking soda, baking powder, and then added spices, I more than doubled the cinnamon, doubled the nutmeg, and added a half a teaspoon of ground ginger.

baking soda

I folded the mixtures together, and it finally started to look and smell pretty good.


They look pretty small and rather rustic, but WOW they pack a delicious punch. They’re very sweet — sweet enough that I could reduce some of the brown sugar — and the spices work beautifully with the carrot & applesauce base to create a treat instead of a consolation prize. SO GOOD. The oats, the brown sugar, the spices, they are all brought out really nicely. This recipe is a gem.

carrot oat muffins

And they’re only three Weight Watchers P+, perfect for breakfast.


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