Carrot Cake Protein Muffin Recipe

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  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 35m

These Carrot Cake Protein Muffins are super tasty and are not only high in protein and fibre but count towards one of your 5 a day too.. carrots are a fantastic source of vitamin A, antioxidants & fibre.. these really are super healthy muffins!


  • 45g (1 cup) oat flour (blended oats) or quick oats such as Ready Brek
  • 160g (1 cup) pureed/grated carrot (I just whizzed a few skinned carrots in my food processor)
  • 50g/2xscoops of vanilla protein powder (or milk powder)*
  • 3 egg whites
  • 85g (1/2 cup) Fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (+pinch of salt)
  • 7g (1/2 cup) stevia (natural sweetener)
  • 60g (1/2 cup) chopped walnuts** – optional or swap for almonds/pecans/dried fruit

*I used My Protein Whey .. if you’re using skimmed milk powder add 1 tsp of vanilla and a dash of milk/water if the mixture is too dry

**Nutritional stats include the walnuts – which increases the healthy fats in these muffins!


Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C

Step 2

In a bowl mix the quick oats/oat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and protein powder

Step 3

In another bowl mix together the grated carrots, egg whites, yoghurt and stevia

Step 4

Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and then stir in the nuts or dried fruit

Step 5

Divide batter between 12 x greased muffin cases (grease with 1 cal spray oil) or non-stick muffin cases

Step 6

Bake for 25 minutes, allow to cool and enjoy!

You could also top the muffins with a healthy frosting – check out my (non protein) healthy carrot cake recipe or healthy pumpkin muffin recipe for inspiration!


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Recipe Comments

Comments (13)

  1. posted by Jo Belson on August 19, 2013

    Excellent! Easy to make and taste delicious. Even my other half liked them and he’s not a ‘cake’ person.

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 20, 2013

      Hurray! Mission accomplished ;) Thanks for your feedback Jo! Nic x

  2. posted by Amanda on September 8, 2013

    Just tried these for the first time tonight… Will definitely be making them again… Delicious!!!!

    I used raisins instead of nuts as I am allergic and they turned out fine :)

    Another fab recipe!!

  3. posted by Penny on November 18, 2013

    Does the heat denature the protein powder at all? Looking forward to making these for a switcharoo for breakfast

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on November 18, 2013

      Heat does alter protein but it is still amino acids for your body! Enjoy :)

  4. posted by ilyana on June 23, 2014

    Can I use chocolate protein powder instead?

  5. posted by Marlena on January 26, 2015

    Have you tried to use this mixture and bake as a cake instead of muffins? Do you know how long would I need to bake it for as a cake? I am trying to make it for my husband Birthday cake :)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 26, 2015

      Hello! Oooh I’m not too sure, I would bake it for 5-10 mins longer keeping an eye on it!! Let me know how it goes! x

  6. posted by Marlena on January 27, 2015

    Thank you I will try and I will let you know x

  7. posted by Naomi on May 20, 2015

    Hello! Just made these with vanilla protein and walnuts aaand raisins, delicious! I was just wondering if you had a rough nutrition breakdown for them? :)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 21, 2015

      Hi Naomi! The nutrition stats are always in the blue and white box above :) So glad you liked them!! xx


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