Protein Carrot Cake Muffins 🥕

Written by: Aubrey Bramwell

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Ready in 30 minutes, packed with 10g of protein PER MUFFIN, and simply delicious with or without icing. This healthy, high protein recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth with less than 125 calories.
Okay first of all, just know that we fully support eating your kid's full chocolate bunny while they're not looking. No judgment here. We're just here to ensure that if you're craving something sweet, but don't wanna fall allll the way down that rabbit hole (🐰😉), you have this healthy on-theme recipe in your back pocket.   


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes 
Total Time: 25 minutes 
Servings: 6 Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 (50g) large egg

  • ¼ cup (60g) High Protein Yogurt

  • ¼ cup (60ml) non-dairy milk

  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract

  • 1 cup (120g) Flourish Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix

  • 1 tsp (2g) cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp (0.5g) ginger

  • ½ tsp (1g) nutmeg

  • Fold in ⅔ cup 100g of shredded carrots

Optional Add-Ins

  • ¼ cup (30g) Walnuts

  • Cream cheese frosting 

  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Light Cream Cheese

  • 1 tsp (5ml) honey

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and line muffin pan with cups or spray lightly with oil; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, yogurt, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract together. 

  • In the same bowl, stir in Flourish Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Gently fold in the shredded carrots.

  • Evenly distribute batter into prepared muffin pan, filling about 3/4 way full. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out with little to no crumbs.

  • Allow muffins to rest in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Once muffins are completely cool, you can make the cream cheese glaze by mixing all ingredients together. Spread the frosting on each top and finish with walnuts. 

Muffins best stored in airtight container at room temperature, enjoyed within 3-4 days.

Nutrition (without nuts & icing)

Serving: 1 Muffin

  • Calories: 125cal 

  • Protein: 10g 

  • Fat: 2.1g 

  • Carbohydrates: 18.2g 

  • Saturated Fat: 0.4g 

  • Fiber: 3.1g 

  • Sugar: 1.4g

Nutrition (with nuts & icing)

Serving: 1 Muffin

  • Calories: 165cal 

  • Protein: 11g 

  • Fat: 5.3g 

  • Carbohydrates: 20g 

  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g 

  • Fiber: 3.5g 

  • Sugar: 2.7g