Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Light and fluffy carrot cake muffins, with an orange vegan cream cheese frosting and crushed nuts, these are easy to bake this Eastertime and beyond. With simple ingredients, they come together quickly for a delicious treat with a cup of tea.

I always love being creative in the kitchen and carrot cake (or something typically Easter-themed) has been on my mind for a while. Now is the perfect time to spread a little joy and love through baking with family and friends with these festive, simple and delicious Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins.

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

They are cake-y and fluffy with the bonus of added vegetables, juicy raisins and warming carrot cake spices like cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg. They are naturally moist thanks to the mashed banana which also adds to the low sugar content of these bakes.

I’ve also made these Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins healthier, lower sugar than usual and kinder to teeth by using Erythritol Gold from NKD Living. This brown sugar alternative looks, tastes and bakes very similarly to the traditional sugar and has the same sweet taste. It is a blend of three ingredients: erythritol, stevia and caramel – with erythritol being the main component. The caramel adds the gorgeous golden colour as well as the sweet nutty taste and texture of regular brown sugar. Other benefits include that it is low GI – great for people who want to maintain stable blood sugar levels

NKD Living Erythritol Gold

NKD Living Erythritol Gold

It is natural, non-GMO, vegan friendly and does not have a bitter aftertaste like I’ve found with some sweeteners. I’ve really enjoyed using it in my baking as well as in drinks like hot chocolates, stewed fruits, porridge bowls and caramelised bananas, too!

If you recognise NKD Living, that’s because I also created a delicious stack of chocolate ombre pancakes with their white sugar alternative, Granulated Erythritol, for pancake day. You can find a few photos and the recipe for those here.

Chocolate Ombre Pancakes

Chocolate Ombre Pancakes

Now, back to the Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins! Allow them to cool before frosting them with a deliciously simple vegan cream cheese frosting – also sweetened with some Erythritol Gold for a lovely sweet taste. I’ve also added some grated orange zest which adds a lovely zing and subtle orange flavour. Decorate these Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins with whatever you like – I went for chopped almonds and a sprinkling more of Erythritol Gold, but you can add some more raisins, other nuts, cinnamon…

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

I hope you will love these Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins – they are light, fluffy, cake-y and very addictive. Studded with juicy raisins and warming spices, they are easy to bake with friends and family or little ones to have some fun in the kitchen. They are naturally low in sugar, kind to teeth and vegan-friendly all topped with a creamy frosting.

If you are looking for other sweet bakes, how about trying out my Spiced Apple Cake, Cinnamon Raisin No-Yeast Swirl Buns, Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies or Bluberry and Almond Cookie Bars.

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Light and fluffy carrot cake muffins, with an orange vegan cream cheese frosting and crushed nuts, these are easy to bake this Eastertime and beyond. With simple ingredients, they come together quickly for a delicious treat with a cup of tea.

Ingredients

  • 120g carrots, peeled and grated
  • 120g ripe bananas, mashed
  • 120g Erythritol Gold
  • 60ml sunflower oil
  • 30ml plant-based milk
  • 180g spelt or plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 60g raisins
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 120g vegan cream cheese
  • Zest 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp Erythritol gold
  • To serve: chopped almonds

Directions


1. Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C and line a 12-hole cupcake tin with cases.
2. Stir together the grated carrot, mashed banana, sugar, sunflower oil and milk.
3. In a second bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix until combined. Stir in the raisins.
4. Divide the batter between the cases and bake for 15-17 minutes until golden and risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool fully on a wire rack.
5. To prepare the cream cheese frosting, whisk together all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Spread onto the muffins and decorate with chopped almonds.
Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

I hope you will love baking these Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins, let me know what you think in the comments below and tag me in your bakes – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

You can also check out NKD Living on their Instagram here.

With carrot cake muffin love x

This post is sponsored by NKD Living but all opinions are my own. I am really enjoying using their sugar alternatives in my baking and sweet recipes like these muffins!

6 thoughts on “Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

  1. wholesome.sophie says:

    Hi Amy. Splendid Easter 🐣 bakes and my favourite flavour for sure. I de want to make your cupcakes above and where did you get your adorable Easter characters from? Ahh do you think I can order the characters online like amazon? As well splendid photography and your cakes look so delicately decadent and I so want to make vegan icing for sure. Never tried and so wish I could cook like you as well. You up youor baking game every time. I have saved the above to my WordPress collection. So sorry I haven’t commented on your blog in ages- I feel so bad.
    Such a wonderful post and can’t wait to see your next blog update and btw I haven’t heard of naked living special sugars.i couldn’t even pronounce the sugar words. As first I thought nakd company was the fruit and nut Bars! Your pancakes 🥞 look delicious as well I a, drooling. Please send me some for sure. Love pancakes with berries and syrup. Never tried chocolate 🍫 pancakes.

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