No Sugar Added Carrot Muffins with homemade granola topping: muffins sweetened with dates and maple syrup instead of sugar.
Breads, Breakfast

These Healthy Carrot Muffins Are Made with No Sugar Added (plus Tasty Tuesdays)

Moist and delicious Carrot Muffins made without refined sugars. These babies are sweetened with dates and maple sugar (or honey if you prefer).No Sugar Added Carrot Muffins with homemade granola topping: muffins sweetened with dates and maple syrup instead of sugar.

I opted to cook and puree the the carrots instead of shredding them for a moist and even crumb. And my son would probably snub them if they had flecks of carrot in them.

I went with a flour batter instead of oats because I wanted a light fluffy muffin. Oats are great, but I decided to save them for the granola topping to give these muffins a nice little maple sweetened crunch on top.


Be sure to press the granola into the batter a bit or it will slide off as you try to remove them from the pan. Do as I say not as I did. ūüėČ

No Sugar Added Carrot Muffins

Serves 12
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Vegetarian
Meal type Bread, Breakfast
No Sugar Added Carrot Muffins with homemade granola topping: muffins sweetened with dates and maple syrup instead of sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots (cleaned and cut into 1" pieces)
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 4 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon all spice

granola topping

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (old fashioned or quick cook)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)

Directions

Cook carrots in about 1 cup water until fork tender.
While carrots cook, combine all granola topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup muffin tin with baking cups, or spray with no-stick spray.
Put cooked carrots and dates in a blender with about 1/2 cup of the carrot cooking liquid. Puree until smooth. Add additional cooking liquid a tablespoon or so at a time if needed to puree the mixture.
Combine butter and maple syrup in bowl and mix together by hand. Add carrot and date mixture, egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices and stir until ingredients are moist. Do NOT overmix.
Spoon into muffin tin. Top each muffin with the granola mixture, pressing the granola into the muffin batter.
Bake 10-12 minutes.

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