Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins + Glaze

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins + Glaze Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comHealthy Carrot Cake Muffins + Glaze Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comHealthy Carrot Cake Muffins + Glaze Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comHealthy Carrot Cake Muffins + Glaze Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comCan you tell I’m on a healthy muffin kick? There’s no rhyme or reason but I’m glad it happened and not even ashamed about it. Eric’s been pretty happy about this lately too. ūüėČ

Rewind to a few weeks ago when I took my first trip to IKEA and bought a cake/dessert stand. (Similar, here). I came home, unpacked the stand, and placed it on the island with admiration. I then turned to Eric and asked him what he wanted it filled with, (as I started brainstorming how cute all the tasty desserts would look displayed on it). He thought for about two seconds and said something with carrot cake. That was the birth of these beauties: tasty, simple, and guilt-free!
Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins + Glaze Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comHealthy Carrot Cake Muffins + Glaze Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins + Glaze Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com



 Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1.5 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pureed pineapple
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Glaze: 

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar (or amount desired upon taste)


What to do: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan (12 count) with muffin liners. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. Mix all wet ingredients (except milk) together in a large bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Slowly add milk and dry ingredients. Continue whisking. Scoop into liners and fill about three quarters full. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Meanwhile, soften cream cheese in a microwavable bowl. Add powdered sugar. Mix with a spoon. When the muffins are done in the oven, let cool for at least twenty minutes. Apply desired amount of glaze. Enjoy!