Super delicious, carrot muffins are the perfect breakfast or morning snack along with coffee!

These tasty muffins are extra moist and jam packed with flavor.

Carrot Muffins stacked with butter melted

We love this recipe because carrot muffins are sweet and delicious. It’s a great beginner recipe for young cooks in the kitchen, and the results do not disappoint! Bake them up in just a few steps and have muffins all week long!

These easy muffins have a wholesome, mildly sweet flavor with a moist texture that’s cake-like; this recipe is definitely a keeper!

ingredients to make Carrot Muffins


CARROTS (& APPLE) Of course this recipe uses shredded carrots but we add in shredded apple too. It makes these muffins extra moist.

DRY INGREDIENTS The typical muffin ingredients are here, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Give them a stir with a whisk, this adds air in place of sifting.

WET INGREDIENTS  Sugar, eggs and oil combine to make these moist. Use an oil (like vegetable oil) that has a mild flavor.

batter for carrot muffins in a bowl and a pan

How to Make Carrot Muffins

  1. Combine ingredients. Wet in one bowl, dry in another (per full recipe below).
  2. Mix. Mix the wet and dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in carrots, shredded apple and raisins. The batter should be a bit lumpy.
  3. Bake. Scoop batter into prepared tins (and ice cream scoop works best for this).

Tips for Perfect Muffins

  • Be sure to measure the flour by spooning flour into the measuring cup (not scooping it with the measuring cup).
  • Combine wet & dry ingredients just until mixed, the batter should be a bit lumpy.
  • Fill muffin wells about 2/3 full.
  • Ovens can vary, check the muffins a bit early to see if they’re done so they don’t overcook. If a toothpick comes out clean, they’re ready.

close up of Carrot Muffins in a muffin tin


Keep muffins in a zippered bag or airtight container at room temperature. They should keep about 4-5 days.

Carrot muffins are also super easy to freeze! Simply freeze them when they are fully cooled by popping them in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the bag. They should keep about a month or so in the freezer.

Muffins & More

Did you make these Carrot Muffins? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below! 

two Carrot Muffins stacked with one muffin with a bite taken out and a cinammon stick
4.92 from 248 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Soft & Moist Carrot Muffins

These Carrot muffins are moist, flavorful, and full of warm spices!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups raw carrot shredded
  • 1 apple peeled and shredded
  • ½ cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Greased or line muffin tins.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Whisk sugar, oil, and eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients just until combined.
  • Lightly fold in carrots, apples and raisins.
  • Divide the mixture into prepared muffin tins
  • Bake 25-29 minutes or until tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.


Keep muffins in a zippered bag or airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Put a slice of bread in the container to help absorb excess moisture.
Freeze when they are fully cooled by popping them in a zippered bag. They should keep about a month in the freezer.
4.92 from 248 votes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 348 | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3633IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Muffins, Snack
Cuisine American

Like our recipes?
Follow us on Pinterest!

Follow us on Pinterest

Carrot Muffins stacked with a bite taken out with writing
Carrot Muffins with a title
close up of stacked Carrot Muffins with a title
Carrot Muffins in the muffin tin and stacked after cooking with a title


, ,

Recipes you'll love

About the author

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!
See more posts by Holly

Follow Holly on social media:

pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Free eBook!

Subscribe to receive weekly recipes and get a FREE Bonus e-book: Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals!

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

latest & greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. My whole family loved them. Moist and delicious but not too sweet. I added pecans as well as the raisins. Making again with just raisins tonight!5 stars

  2. A perfect moist Fall Muffin. I did not have raisins so substituted chopped walnuts. Worked out great! This is a keeper.5 stars

  3. I have made these muffins multiple times with great success. Today I was out of apples and substituted with zucchini. I have also made it with shredded coconut, walnuts and cranberry

    love your website5 stars

  4. These were great. I didn’t have an apple, but I was using some applesauce in measuring the oil. I did have a pear so I shredded half of that into the batter. I had more batter than for 12 muffins so I made the rest of the batter in mini muffin liners. :)5 stars

  5. Hi. Holly.

    I’ve got these muffins in the oven again, but this time I’ve added 2/3 cups of chopped walnuts as well.
    I will let you know how they came out.
    Love Hilary5 stars

  6. Haven’t made yet but need to know if I can substitute vegetable oil for canola. Also, best apple to use ? Thank you5 stars

    1. Hi Marg! Any neutral oil will work, so canola oil should work just fine! Any apple will work, but I prefer granny smith because I find it holds up a little better. Enjoy!

  7. These were great and a perfect solution for what to do with all of my carrots from the garden all at once. They also freeze super well as advertised.

    I increased the cinnamon to 1 tablespoon and also added a tablespoon of Pensey’s baking spice, just because I wanted them to be really flavorful and thought my carrots might have started to bolt and wouldn’t be very sweet. That amount of spice was perfect in my opinion. Definitely making these again!5 stars

  8. I was skeptical to make the muffins because of the amount of oil. I was totally wrong, the muffins are so moist and my family loves them. Will definitely make again.5 stars

  9. Hi

    The it looks yummy, but I don’t want to make 12 muffin but 6 muffins. I am kind of disappointed since its not adjustable, hence I cannot make it


    1. The servings are adjustable in the print area. Click print and on the print page you can adjust the servings to 6 muffins. Enjoy!

    2. Sorry. About the oil. I followed directions to a “t” and measured accurately. Muffins came out with oil leaking thru grease resistant liners. Muffins taste a bit of the vegetable oil and , I think , need a bit more spice.
      Will try again with less oil and a little nutmeg/clove.3 stars

  10. Muffins had a beautiful texture… was worried about all the comments concerning the oil, but I honestly don’t know what the fuss was about they are really light and moist. I omitted the rasins though and substituted 1 cup of pecans for my daughter. I did add 2tsp of vanilla essence… the flavour was a little bland so next time I’ll up the cinnamon and maybe use vanilla extract? Any other suggestions?4 stars

    1. I think cinnamon and vanilla are great options, Mia. You could also add a little nutmeg for a warm fall-inspired flavor.

  11. I haven’t made this recipe yet because I’m concerned about the one cup of vegetable oil it requires. How can I reduce that amount without ruining what sounds like a great recipe?

    1. While I haven’t tried it with this particular recipe (so I cannot guarantee results), applesauce is a good substitute for some of the oil in baking. Let us know how it goes!

    1. While we haven’t made the recipe without the apples, you could try extra carrots Erzsi. Let us know how it goes if you try it!

  12. Wish I’d realized this was strictly vegetable oil and not olive oil. I definitely thought it was a big amount and should have cut back. I’m sure they would have tasted really good. Mine mostly just have an oil taste.4 stars

    1. Oh no, sorry to hear that Amanda, these turn out so delicious when made with vegetable oil. It doesn’t have to be vegetable oil but we do recommend a mild-flavored oil for that reason.

    2. Girl it literally says vegetable oil. Nothing about olive oil. Plus if you used olive oil it would change the taste drastically. Apple sauce is always a good replacement of oil.

    1. We have only tried this recipe with all-purpose flour but other readers have had great results with whole wheat flour. We would love to hear how it turns out for you!

    1. Hi Suzanne, you’ll find full ingredients and instructions if you scroll down or click the jump to recipe button at the top. This recipe takes 2 cups of shredded carrots and 1 apple. Enjoy!

  13. Amazing recipe! Thank you, I have baked these 2xs now and am so pleased with how moist they turn out and they last! I am happy to have found your blog with this recipe. Now to find your blueberry muffin recipe this morning! Have A Good Day!!