Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake deserves an award in the cake community. And carrot cake WITH cream cheese frosting deserved the gold medal.

This recipe is what I like to think of as the ultimate balanced snack. What does that mean? Well, balance means a lot of things to me, but in terms of this snack, I consider it “balanced” because it gives you a good dose of protein, carbs and fat. Like I said, balance means a lot of things, but having snacks like this are the perfect way to enjoy a snack or sweet treat throughout your day that will make you feel fulfilled in all the ways you want.

Protein Frosting

I linked my protein frosting recipe below. I use the same recipe from my protein cinnamon rolls and it works equally as well for this recipe! I think it really enhances the carrot cake experience.

Cupcake or muffin? I’m not sure, either way, they’re delicious and moist, and who cares if it’s a muffin or cupcake!

Carrot Cake Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12 muffins Prep: 30 minutes

  • 2 cups oatflour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp each, ground ginger & ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3-1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • Frosting: Protein Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mash banana in a large bowl and whisk eggs in. Add yogurt, maple syrup, tahini, and vanilla extract. Stir all wet ingredients together.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the bowl and combine.
  4. Fold in shredded carrot and combine all together.
  5. Spray muffin tin with baking spray and spread batter evenly among 12-14 muffins.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 26-27 minutes.
  7. While baking, mix together the ingredients for the greek yogurt cream cheese frosting linked above! If you don’t want that frosting, I recommend topping your muffin with almond butter, or any other nut butter of choice!
  8. Remove muffins when done baking and top with whatever you like! Enjoy!


per 1 of 12 muffins without frosting

Calories: 115 Total fat: 4g Sodium: 24mg Carbs: 15g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 8g Protein: 5g

Published by athl-eats

I'd like to consider myself a food and coffee enthusiast. I always get excited to create eat flavourful recipes that fuel my mind and my body. A few of my favourite foods consist of salads (the fun kind), sourdough bread, avocados, and almond butter. My coffee order is an iced americano with oatmilk no matter the weather.

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