carrot cake muffin made with Kate's Butter on plate with butter knife

Carrot Cake Crumble Muffins

If carrot cake in the morning sounds like your speed, you’ll love these nutritious, hearty muffins made with rolled oats, warm spices, applesauce and yogurt. A buttery crumble topping makes for one craveable breakfast treat – a great way to encourage the small eaters in your household to eat their veggies!

Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Total Time:
45 Minutes
QUANTITY:
14 Muffins

Ingredients

For Crumble Topping:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For Muffins:
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt
8 tablespoons Kate’s unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 1/4 cup finely grated carrots (from 2 small or 1 large carrot)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Make the crumble topping: In a small bowl, stir together the oats, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, and yogurt. Fold in the melted and cooled butter and stir well. Fold in the carrots, raisins, and pecans.
  5. Scoop batter into 12 paper-lined muffin tins, filling each almost to the top. Spoon crumble mixture on top.
  6. Bake for 25-27 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown around the edges and feel firm to the touch, even in the center. Let cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Bake off remaining muffins. Store covered at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Total Fat
9.1g
Saturated Fat
5.2g
Cholesterol
22mg
Sodium
240mg
Total Carbohydrate
29.8g
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
Total Sugars
14.5g
Protein
3.3g
Vitamin D
1mcg
Calcium
61mg
Iron
1mg
Potassium
202mg
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