#2) Cooking Light Carrot Muffins

If it is a question of having a sweet tooth, I am guilty as charged. But, this is why I try some healthier recipes every now and then. This one is my favorite light version of carrot cake. Granted, it is not as dense as original carrot cake, and no, it isn't smothered with cream cheese frosting.... BUT it does turn out a tasty sweet treat you can eat without one ounce of guilt.


1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup raisins (optional)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp applesauce
2 large eggs
2 cups grated carrot (2 large carrots cut in chunks, if using blender)
1 1/2 cups canned crushed pineapple, drained


*I make my muffins using the blender. It is a time saver and keeps the mess contained :)

-Add the pineapple, carrot, eggs, and applesauce to blender. Mix until carrot is grated and ingredients are combined.
-Add cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and coconut to blender. Incorporate well.
-Add sugar and flour and incorporate. If the batter is too dry add reserved pinapple juice by teaspoon until you acheive a better texture.
-If you are using the raisins, add to the blender and pulse just until the are incorporated.
-Pour into muffin cups and bake at 350°F for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

*Yields 1 dozen muffins :)


-Allow muffins to cool before removing from the paper muffin cups. They do not separate well when still hot/warm.
-Spread into a 13x9 inch pan sprayed with Pam for a cake.


  1. I've had this recipe bookmarked for a bit now.. you've convinced me to try it sooner than later!

  2. i am glad u find my rookie muffins inspiring... thanks for dropping by :)

  3. these muffins are amazing and light enough where you can have one as a morning snack. thanks!