Carrot Cake Quinoa Oat Muffins

These muffins are packed with good for you ingredients but then cream cheese frosting slathered on to of these babies disguises any shred of healthiness!

Servings 12 muffins
Calories 243 kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD


1 eggFrosting:

  • 6 ounces 1/3 fat cream cheese I used a block
  • 3 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar 


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, salt, applesauce, carrots, nut butter, and honey in a large bowl.
  3. Next mix in the chia seeds, oats, and quinoa until well combined. Add in baking soda and egg and mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in walnuts and raisins.
  5. Spoon two heaping tablespoons into each muffin cup and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until gold brown on top.  Let cool completely.
  6. For the frosting:Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and place bowl in fridge for 15-20 minutes, then add to a zip lock bag.  Cut the corner off and pipe the frosting on top of each muffin. 

Recipe Notes

*subtract 1 gram of protein, 20 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat if you aren't doing the icing!   comes out to about 151 calories per muffin!

*If you want to make a healthier frosting use cinnamon laughing cow wedges or mix a little maple syrup with some whipped cream cheese 

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Quinoa Oat Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.