Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins šŸ„•

Easter is just around the cornerĀ and that means so are all the delicious chocolate bunnies, peepsĀ and other festive holiday treats! But, ifĀ you're looking to celebrate andĀ still keep on track with your goals this delicious Carrot Cake Muffin recipe isĀ the perfect dessert for you toĀ indulge in and to share with family and friends!

Ingredients

2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Ā¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded carrots (about 3 large)
Ā½ cup raisins
Ā½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup Musselmanā€™s Apple Butter
Ā¼ cup honey or maple syrup
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Ā¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil

    Directions

    1. PreheatĀ oven to 350Ā°. Line a muffin tin with paper cups or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. InĀ a large mixing bowl, combine the protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, carrots, raisins, and walnuts until well mixed. Set aside.

    3.Ā In a small mixing bowl, combine the apple butter, honey or maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and butter. Stir until smooth.
    4. Add the apple butter mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Do not over mix (this results in tough muffins).
    5. SpoonĀ the mixture into the prepared muffin cups, filling them ā…” of the way. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops begin to crack and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    6. RemoveĀ from the oven and let cool completely on a baking rack.
    7. ENJOY šŸ„•

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