Carrot and raisin muffins recipe

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At only 200 calories each, these carrot and raisin muffins are the perfect brunch or snack time treat, and you won't ruin the diet either!

Carrot and raisin muffins
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories200 Kcal10%
Sugar16 g18%
Fat7.4 g11%
Saturated Fat4 g20%

Not every muffin has to be packed with chocolate chips to be a great bake. These carrot and raisin muffins are the perfect snack choice.

In these muffins, we've used Chantenay carrots because they are short and stout with a lighter coloured fresh and more orangey cores. But if you can't find any in the supermarket, regular carrots will also work perfectly. These muffins are also super healthy as they come in at just 200 calories each and contain wheat bran, which is a great source of fiber.


  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 25g wheat bran
  • ½tsp mixed spice
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 75g butter, melted and cooled
  • 200ml milk
  • 175g Chantenay carrots (preferably large), washed and grated
  • 150g raisins




  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/Gas Mark 6. Place 10-12 muffin cases in a muffin tray.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, bran and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, melted butter and milk, then add to the flour mixture along with the Chantenay and raisins.
  4. Quickly stir with a wooden spoon until everything is just combined.
  5. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases.
  6. Cook the muffins in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until they are well-risen, cooked through and golden brown on top.

Top tips for making carrot and raisin muffins:

Do not overmix your muffin batter as this could cause the muffins to bake unevenly or to come out tough with long holes through the middle. Just mix the batter enough so the ingredients combine.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies