Carrot cake muffins

Carrot cake muffins with coconut frosting


  • 50m

  • Makes 6

    Medium
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Ingredients

  • For the muffins

  • 100g carrots, grated

  • 2 eggs

  • 100ml vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 125g soft brown sugar

  • GF

    60g buckwheat flour

  • GF

    60g self-raising flour

  • GF

    ¼ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • ½ tsp mixed spice

  • For the frosting

  • 50g coconut oil

  • 100g icing sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • Ground cinnamon for dusting

  • 50m

  • Makes 6

    Medium
  • Select for option
  • Always check the label

  • Ingredients

    • For the muffins

    • 100g carrots, grated

    • 2 eggs

    • 100ml vegetable oil

    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    • 125g soft brown sugar

    • GF

      60g buckwheat flour

    • GF

      60g self-raising flour

    • GF

      ¼ tsp baking powder

    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

    • ½ tsp mixed spice

    • For the frosting

    • 50g coconut oil

    • 100g icing sugar

    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    • 2 tsp lemon juice

    • Ground cinnamon for dusting

  • Directions

    For the muffins

    Preheat the oven to 170C fan/190C/gas 5.

    Place the grated carrots, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and soft brown sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

    Sift the dry ingredients into the carrot mix and stir. Ensuring all of the ingredients are evenly combined.

    Line a 6 hole muffin tin with six muffin cases and evenly divide the mix between the cases.

    Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

    Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

    To make the frosting

    Place the coconut oil in a stand mixer fitted with a beater attachment. Alternatively use a wooden spoon and mixing bowl. Beat for a few minutes to soften.

    Sift the icing sugar into the bowl and add the vanilla extract and lemon juice.

    Beat until smooth, scraping the bowl down if needed. If the icing is too stiff add 1-2 tbsp of boiling water.

    Evenly spread the frosting on top of the muffins. To help spread the frosting, you could heat a teaspoon in a cup of boiling water.

    Serving suggestion

    Sprinkle with extra ground cinnamon and enjoy!