Low-Fat Carrot Cake Muffins (That Don't Taste Low-Fat!)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 106.3
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.2 mg
  • Sodium: 157.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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Submitted by: LADYRB

Introduction

Low-Fat Carrot Cake Muffins (That Don't Taste Low-Fat!) Low-Fat Carrot Cake Muffins (That Don't Taste Low-Fat!)
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour (or use half white and whole wheat)
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon ginger
    1/2 cup brown sugar (can use more or less)
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    2 tsp canola oil .The recipe says 3 tbsp but I use 2 tsp and 1/2 cupapplesause
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1/2 cup skim milk
    1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained
    1 1/2 cups grated carrots (squeeze out some of the moisture with hands)
    1/2 cup raisins

Directions

Set oven to 350 degrees.
Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners or spray tins with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together first 7 ingredients.
In a small bowl whisk together egg, oil, milk and vanilla.
In a medium bowl mix the shredded carrots with the crushed pineapple.
Add in the oil/egg mixture into the carrot/pineapple mixture; mix well to combine, then add to the dry ingredients; mix JUST until combined.
Add in the raisins and chopped nuts.
Divide the mixture between the 12 muffin tins.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the muffins test done.


Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYRB.





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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    - 2/19/12

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  • Incredible!
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    I served these at a dinner party and no one realized how healthy they were until I shared the recipe! - 2/27/09

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  • Incredible!
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    Super muffins! Tasted just like carrot cake, were a true treat I ate two right after they cooled - 12/6/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good, I even used all whole wheat flour. Definitely moist, needed maybe a bit more cinnamon to taste. - 8/2/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were super-moist and pretty tasty. Like all good SP users, I made modifications - skipped the raisins and pineapple, doubled the applesauce, and added 1 tsp almond extract. A great snack! - 7/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!! Thanks for sharing this one. My family is really enjoying them also. :) - 3/12/08

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  • Incredible!
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    WOw!! wonderful! I added 1/4 cup nuts and was very happy with all the tastes and textures going on. Very pleased with the calorie count and might just spend more calories on a drizzle of powdered sugar icing and call it a big fat dessert!!! ;-) thank you~ - 3/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GREAT! I used matchstick carrots instead of grated which made them chunky and hearty. I added milled flaxseed and a packet of Quaker Weight Control maple brown sugar oatmeal. I added 2 tbsp of Splenda. I omitted the pineapple, nuts, and brown sugar. They are filling and feel like a treat! - 3/6/08

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  • Incredible!
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    These were the best muffins I have ever made. I added a quarter cup of chopped walnuts. Next time I will add some coconut too. Great recipe! - 7/29/07

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  • This recipe was good, but I thought it could actually use more moisture. I didn't use any oil, just applesauce. Next time I'll add more applesauce and use some of the liquid in the pineapple. You mentioned adding nuts, but you didn't list nuts on the ingredient list. How many, and what kind? - 4/29/15

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  • Made these last weekend and thought they were gorgeous! I didnt use as much carrot as listed but I'll make sure I do next time. My mum ate a majority of them and she doesn't even like carrot cake! - 6/30/12

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  • These were so moist, yummy & chock full of good stuff - my DS & I gobbled them up so fast, I didn't have a chance to freeze any as I had planned. I cut back the sugar a little and that seemed fine. I'll be making these again & am looking forward to trying out some of the modification suggestions. - 4/6/09

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  • they turned out great - I used Pam to grease and I think it made the muffins a bit greasy- but still so delicious :) - 4/2/09

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  • My recipe turned out quite dry because I used carrot juice pulp instead of the grated carrots. I added pineapple juice to make it more moist and they turned great! - 3/27/09

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  • These were very heavy, quite moist, and the flavor was quite good. Maybe I didn't bake them long enough, but it was impossible to remove the baking paper - 3/15/09

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  • This is a fantastic recipe. I threw in 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts and used whole wheat pastry flour (cleaning out my cupboards!). Thank you for a great carrot cake take on muffins! - 2/27/09

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  • This recipe looks wonderful; I am llookig forward to trying it. - 2/27/09

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  • Can't wait to try this. I love my "goodie" with my coffee in the morning. Low fat? Fantastic!! - 2/27/09

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  • I baked mine in a bundt pan and topped with a ff/sf cream cheese glaze. It turned out well. Next time I will add a little salt though. - 2/17/09

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  • these muffins were soooooo good my kids even love them - 12/22/08

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  • I thought these were really good, but definitely nothing like carrot cake. You can definitely tell they're whole wheat. A good solid muffin recipe. - 8/13/08

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  • These were good, but I really missed the cream cheese frosting. Next time I will experiment with putting some cream cheese in the batter. - 4/14/08

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  • Sounds great, can't wait to get home to try these - 4/2/08

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  • These sounds great! I would make them right now, but I don't have any pineapple!! - 3/25/08

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  • Delicious!! - 3/19/08

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