These healthy and easy carrot muffins are a perfect pleasure at any time of the day. You can enjoy carrot muffins for breakfast with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. It is also a nice and healthy start to the day. Of course, you can appreciate this dessert in the afternoon as a quick treat.
Vegan carrot muffins are an excellent recipe that won’t take you more than 40 minutes. Moreover, baking itself takes half the time. This recipe will please all year round, but it is especially characteristic for Easter time. You can prepare two batches, so these amazing carrot muffins can be enjoyed by the whole family.
How to make easy vegan carrot muffins
Firstly, grate the carrots. You will need two to four carrots. It depends on the size of them. I use three medium-sized carrots (about 200 g or 2 cups).
You can make carrot muffins in two ways. Either make the batter with a mixer or mix the dough nicely with a wooden spoon or a spatula. The second way will save you extra effort when washing up dishes and I feel that the muffins will be even more fluffy.
Prepare liquid ingredients in one bowl. Mix oil, almond milk (you can also use normal milk for the non-vegan version), honey, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
In the second bowl, mix all the dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Make room in the middle and add your liquid mixture. Mix well and add the grated carrots and ground hazelnuts (if you love hazelnuts just like me, check out this amazing nut pastry “Nussgebäck” – german dessert recipe). Then mix again one more time. But be careful not to overmix your mixture.
Ready to bake
Pour the finished batter into the prepared muffin cups. You can lightly grease them with butter or oil so that they do not stick too much when finished. When they are ready and the whole kitchen smells amazing, it’s time for one last thing and that is the lemon frosting.
It is important to let the carrot muffins cool down for at least 8 minutes after removing them from the oven. This step is the most complicated of the whole recipe because it is hard to resist and not taste at least one muffin!Print