Carrot Muffins

carrot cake muffins


delicious carrot cake muffins stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese and topped with a spiced crumb topping

serves 6.

INGREDIENTS

MUFFINS

  • FLOUR: 1 cup, unbleached, all-purpose
  • PASTRY FLOUR: 1 cup, we used whole wheat!
  • BAKING POWDER: 1 tbsp
  • BAKING SODA: 1 tsp
  • GROUND CINNAMON: 2 tsp
  • SEA SALT: ¼ tsp 
  • PLANT-BASED MILK: ¾ cup
  • MAPLE SYRUP: ½ cup 
  • CRUSHED PINEAPPLE: ¼ cup, drained
  • COCONUT OIL: ¼ cup, melted
  • APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: 1 tbsp 
  • CARROTS: 1 cup, grated 
  • RAISINS: ¼ cup 
  • Spero® Sunflower® Cheese: ½ cup, The Original :D

CRUMB TOPPING

  • PASTRY FLOUR: 3 tbsp, we used whole wheat!
  • SUGAR: 2 tbsp, we used coconut sugar!
  • CINNAMON: ½ tsp 
  • SEA SALT: ⅛ tsp 
  • COCONUT OIL: 1 tbsp, melted

FROSTING

DO ITTT

MUFFINS

  1. PREHEAT oven to 375°F. & grease/line a 12-cup muffin tin. Set aside.
  2. WHISK flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt together in a large bowl.
  3. WHISK milk, maple syrup, pineapple, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, & vanilla in a separate bowl. 
  4. ADD wet ingredients to dry ingredients & stir until just combined.
  5. FOLD carrots & raisins into the batter.
  6. SPOON batter into muffin tin. 
  7. SCOOP 2 tsp of  Spero® Sunflower® Cheese into the center of each muffin. 
  8. SWIRL gently into the batter with a toothpick. 

CRUMB TOPPING

  1. WHISK flours, sugar, cinnamon, & salt in a small bowl. 
  2. ADD coconut oil & mix w/ a rubber spatula until combined - should be crumbly & hold together when pinched!
  3. CRUMBLE mixture over top of muffins. 
  4. BAKE muffins for 25-30 min., until golden & set.
  5. COOL before frosting.

FROSTING

  1. BEAT Spero® Sunflower® Cheese, powdered sugar, milk, & vanilla extract until fluffy. 
  2. TRANSFER to piping bag (a resealable bag w/ the tip cut off also works!). 
  3. PIPE onto muffins.
  4. INDULGE in these creamy, sweet, spiced muffins!

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