These Healthy Carrot Muffins are made with healthy ingredients like carrots, pineapple, Greek yogurt and walnuts. It tastes like carrot cake, but it's Weight Watchers friendly at only 4 WW points on the blue plan! They are make-ahead and great for an on-the-go breakfast, snack and throwing in the lunch bag!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian, North American
Keyword carrot muffin, healthy, weight watchers
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Terri Gilson
¾cupnon-fat plain Greek yogurt
⅔cuppacked brown sugar
½cupcrushed pineappleNote: Just make sure you really squeeze out all the liquid, reserving 1 tablespoon
1 ½cupsfinely shredded carrots
⅓cupfinely chopped walnuts* leave this out if making for toddlers
Beat in oil, then add in yogurt, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in carrots and crushed pineapple.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, spices, baking soda, and baking powder.
Add flour mixture and stir until combined.
Stir in pineapple juice.
Pour into lined muffin tins to about ¾ full, dividing batter evenly by all 16.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted comes out clean.
Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on cooling rack.
*NOTE: I use my WW app to calculate the points for this recipe. My nutrition calculator (on this blog) does not account for 0 (ZERO) point foods.💭 Top tipI used a combination of my Healthy Carrot Loaf and my Healthy & Light Carrot Cake in the creation of the recipe. However, I wanted to make them 'healthier' by using whole wheat flour. Unfortunately, they just didn't work with whole wheat flour. And I was was not willing to sacrifice taste in the name of flour. Using all-purpose flour gives them a superior taste and a lighter, cakier texture. And since that's what I was going for and it's the same number of Weight Watchers points for either type of flour, all-purpose flour it is! Therefore, I recommend you DO NOT use whole wheat flour with this recipe!📖 Variations
If you're making this strictly for toddlers or kids, then you can use the full fat Greek yogurt (there's no need to use non-fat)
You can also substitute regular yogurt if you don't have Greek yogurt
Add raisins if you like, but be sure to calculate additional points
For toddlers, leave out the walnuts
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🥕Healthy Carrot Muffin recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 144Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 2023IU40%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.