If you can start the day right you are more likely to make good choices for the rest of it. But lots of people struggle with breakfast as they don’t like traditional breakfast foods or feel they don’t have time to make anything while rushing out the door. That’s where these easy meal prep, sugar-free Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins are brilliant because they are ready to go – and who doesn’t want to eat cake all day!
I like to pop these beauties into the kids lunch box as well as mine as they travel so well. They contain three fruits and one vegetable to provide sweetness and moisture as well as a nutrient and fibre boost. The spelt flour is wholesome and boosts the nutritional value of the muffins while keeping them light. Spelt flour is packed with, fibre, protein and lots of minerals and vitamins including iron, magnesium, zinc and B vitamins. Together with the oats this will keep you feeling fuller for longer. Make these vegan with an egg substitute and nut milk.
I find these are released better in a silicone muffin case or baking parchment ones rather than plain paper cups – the low fat content means they have a tendency to stick to the paper a little.
Sugar-free Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins
- 60ml oil of your choice
- 100ml milk
- 2 beaten eggs
- 150g grated carrot
- 1 small apple, skin on grated
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 100g apple puree (you can use apple sauce but remember it will likely have added sugar)
- 200g spelt flour
- 50g porridge oats (the fine rolled variety)
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 100g raisins
- Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 190c/375f and prepare muffin tin with 12 liners.
- Step 2 Mix together all the wet ingredients in a bowl.
- Step 3 In another bowl combine the dry ingredients.
- Step 4 Mix the wet with the dry a little at a time until well mixed.
- Step 5 Divide between the muffin cases and bake for 30-35min, until a knife or skewer comes out clean.
19 thoughts on “Sugar-free Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins”
Healthy and easy to eat on the go?! Sounds like a win to me! 🙂 Thanks for a great recipe to add to my family’s rotation.
This is such a nice recipe and I love the detailed way you illustrated go us your readers , the fact that’s sufar free carrot , is something I will try in my home . Love your amazing blog . You will be seeing me around
Ahhh thank you for your kind words! Very happy to have you around x
This looks healthy, delicious, and convenient for my busy family! Thanks for sharing. We’ll definitely be trying it out.
Hope you enjoy!
These sound great. I’m always looking for healthy stuff I can grab and go in the morning. Will definitely have to give these a try.
Can’t promise you won’t grab more than one…
These sound like a great way to start the morning! I definitely need to work on reducing our added sugar intake around here!
The best thing is you won’t miss the sugar, they are still sweet.
What a yummy and healthy snack!
They look yummy and recipe is simple. Might guvebthem a try
These are gorgeous! My hubby loves carrot cake so a sugar free muffin would be an excellent breakfast muffin for him!
Hopefully he will give them his seal of approval!
These sound amazing! And I LOVE the fact that when you say they’re sugar=free, you actually mean they ‘re sugar-free. So many times I check out a recipe that is claiming to be sugar-free and it has maple syrup or honey in it – they may be more natural than the refined white stuff, but they’re still sugar! These would be great with a cream cheese “icing” – it would be just like having your cake – and this one you can eat too!
I totally agree, I think sugar free needs to mean it or just be ‘refined sugar free’.
This looks so good! With all the fruit and the sweetness of a carrot i’m sure it doesn’t even need sugar.
Absolutely – natural fruit sugars are so much tastier too!
You have done it again! Coming up with super yummy food tevipes that make my mouth water! I really like your discription. How you explained the heathy bits to us and gave a recommendation on how to cook them so we don’t surfer from lost muffin to the wrapper. I love how you write. I look forward to more recipes!!
Ahhh thank you so much for your kind words. It’s a balance making sure all the info is in there without being too long! I really appreciate your feedback.