Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Sharing a favorite muffin recipe today! My Apple Spice Carrot Muffins are the perfect after school or morning snack. Apple Muffin perfection!
Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Muffin Recipe

Making muffins on the weekends is one of my favorite things ever.  You are going to love these soft, not overly sweet apple spice muffins with shredded carrots throughout. Hope you enjoy!

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Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Start by creaming your butter and honey.

Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Add your egg.

Apple Spice Carrot Muffins


Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Shredded carrot.

Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Dry ingredients up next.

Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Add some bran, fill cupcake liners and bake! Most muffin recipes use a 12–cup muffin pan, each cup having a capacity of about ⅓ cup. This has become a standard size for the new, non-stick muffin pans and most aluminum pans for sale. If your pan has larger or smaller cups, adjust the baking time by about five minutes more for the larger muffins, five minutes less for the smaller ones.

Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Soft, hearty and perfect. Try them chilled too.

Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Tips For Making The BEST Muffins

  1. Start with ingredients at room temperature, eggs, milk, etc.
  2. Don’t over mix the batter.
  3. Use fresh ingredients and spices.
  4. Grease the entire muffin tin well.
  5. Fill muffin tins three-quarters full..
  6. Allow muffins to cool in the pan at least 10 minutes before removing them from tin.

What’s The Best Way To Store Muffins?

  1. Similar to any other types of bread, muffins should be placed into an airtight plastic bag or an airtight container. Properly wrapped muffins will keep stay fresh for 3-4 days at room temperature.

Can You Freeze Muffins?

  1. If wrapped well in an airtight container, frozen muffins will keep well for up to 3 months. NOTE: To prevent condensation on the muffin tops, be sure that muffins are completely cool before freezing.


Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

Apple Spice Carrot Muffin Recipe

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings: 9
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 9 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • Place butter, sugar and honey into stand mixer, beat until well combined. Add egg, Kroger Applesauce, vanilla and carrots. Beat until combined. Slowly add flour, bran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Beat until just combined. Scoop into cupcake liners, 3/4 full. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until baked through. Let cool then serve room temperature or chilled.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2565IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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121 Responses
  1. Kristen

    I still managed to get in a workout and keep up with my healthy eats despite snow and freezing temps yesterday. I typically treat snow days like vacation.

  2. Pamela Shank

    The muffins look delicious. I am retiring from my job next month so I have a lot of new goals for the year and becoming more physically fit will be a big start of it.

  3. mandi Jones

    Those look yummy! My little victory is remembering to take my vitamins each day for the past week! Fingers crossed for the kroger giveaway!

  4. My little victory for today is a BIG victory! I decided to make myself a fancy little omelette for breakfast (Western-style)…and as I was eating, I got a call that I was selected for a position I recently interviewed for! YAY FOR EMPLOYMENT!

  5. Shanan

    I am trying to take my dogs out for regular walks. Everytime I manage it I am pleased. Thanks for the chance to win free groceries!

  6. Susan

    Actually, my little victory for today was driving my Mom and myself through a snowstorm to arrive home from a hospital 60 miles away safe and sound. But, with respect to eating, I gave up my sugar bingeing a few months ago and today I remain greatful that just for today it has not returned. And, this new muffin recipe sounds like a winter storm day joy – if I only had the ingredients here at my Mom’s. Definitely saving for another day. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  7. Rach

    This week my little victory was skipping my sugary soda that I love so much. Next week I’m going to add some more water to that new habit.

  8. Natalie

    I’m going to drink more water as a start! My kids and I can applesauce in the fall….can’t wait to try this recipe with our applesauce 🙂

  9. Tabitha

    My little victory is keeping my water bottle full at work and actually drinking water throughout the day rather than waiting to guzzle it all down at dinner!

  10. Casey C

    I am trying to eat less sugar and have less sugary treats around the house so my family eats better also. I made a healthy snack bar instead of cookies yesterday.

  11. Amanda G

    These muffins look yummy and easy! This Kroger giveaway looks awesome, its my grocer of choice and it’d be nice to win a gift card!

  12. Niki

    Today’s weigh in reveals I am down 3.6 lbs in 3 weeks! Slow and steady may be hard, but it’s the healthiest way to get to your goals!

  13. Cara

    Hello I hope I can get a response soon because I plan to make these later today. I was wondering can someone tell me what Kroger is? Also do I use wheat bran? I’m not sure what these are.

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