Walnut Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

These delightful muffins are a perfect blend of health and indulgence, featuring the natural sweetness and texture of grated carrots combined with the crunch of chopped walnuts. The muffin base is made from a simple mix of flour, sugar, baking powder, and a hint of cinnamon, creating a subtly spiced and comforting flavor. Each muffin is moistened with a blend of egg, vegetable oil, and liquid cream or milk, then topped with a creamy and smooth cream cheese frosting. The muffins are not only delicious but also visually appealing with their frosting, walnut, and grated carrot garnish.

Why You’ll Love This:

  • Nutritious and Delicious: Carrots add a natural sweetness and texture to the muffins.
  • Crunchy Walnut Bits: Provide a delightful contrast in each bite.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting: Adds a touch of richness and pairs wonderfully with the carrot flavor.
  • Perfect for Snacking or Breakfast: Ideal for a quick grab-and-go option or a leisurely breakfast.
  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps.

Ingredients: For 6 Muffins:

  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 75 g all-purpose flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp liquid cream (or milk)
  • 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 30 g chopped walnuts

For the Frosting:

  • 1 heaped tbsp cream cheese
  • 80 g powdered sugar


For the Muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Mix egg, oil, cream (or milk), and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in another bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet, mix gently.
  5. Fold in walnuts and grated carrots.
  6. Divide batter into muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

For the Frosting:

  1. Whip cream cheese until creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar, mix to smooth consistency.
  3. Frost cooled muffins, decorate with walnuts and carrot.

Enjoy your homemade Walnut Carrot Muffins, a delicious treat that combines healthful ingredients with delightful flavors! 😊🥕🧁✨

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