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Carrot Muffins with Sour Cream

Make these easy carrot muffins with sour cream and topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting.  This carrot muffin recipe is moist and delicious!  

 

carrot muffins

 

Are carrot muffins healthy?  I mean they do have carrots in them right?  And carrots are a healthy veggie right?  Ok, these carrot muffins contain all the goodness of a carrot cake.  But they have sugar, cream cheese and sour cream along with the grated carrots.   So we have decided to accept the goodness but with added healthy carrots and call them delish! 

 

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carrot muffins with sour cream

 

The carrot muffins with sour cream can be topped with cream cheese frosting or left plain.   These muffins would be perfect for classroom parties or just as an afternoon snack.   Or for smaller families that love carrot cake but does not wish to make a whole cake.  

 

Carrot Muffin Recipe:

Carrot Muffin Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots

 

Equipment Needed:

 

How to make Carrot Muffins with sour cream:

 

flour, cinnamon and baking powder

 

Line your muffin tin with paper liners and set it aside.  And preheat your oven to 350° F.   In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and set aside.

 

mixing carrot muffin batter

 

In a medium bowl, cream together sugar and oil. Add eggs and sour cream and milk then mix well. 

 

folding dry ingredients into wet ingredients for carrot muffins

 

Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix until your carrot muffin batter is formed.

 

adding shredded carrots to batter

 

Fold your shredded carrots into the carrot muffin batter.   Scoop batter into your prepared lined muffin tin, filling each section about ¾ of the way.  

 

frosting muffins

 

Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin.    Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.

 

Make Cream Cheese Frosting

Use an electric mixer to beat together cream cheese, butter, sugar and milk.   Mix until ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks.    Use an offset spatula to frost each cooled muffin.

 

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Carrot Muffins with Sour Cream

Make these easy carrot muffins with sour cream and topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting. This carrot muffin recipe is moist and delicious
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot muffins with sour cream
Servings: 12
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Evelyn

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Ingredients

Carrot Muffin Ingredients:

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Instructions

For the Carrot Muffins

  • Line your muffin tin with paper liners and set it aside. And preheat your oven to 350° F. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together sugar and oil. Add eggs and sour cream and milk then mix well.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix until your carrot muffin batter is formed.
  • Fold your shredded carrots into the carrot muffin batter. Scoop batter into your prepared lined muffin tin, filling each section about ¾ of the way.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Use an electric mixer to beat together cream cheese, butter, sugar and milk. Mix until ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks. Use an offset spatula to frost each cooled muffin.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2412IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

 

carrot muffins with sour cream

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