Carrot Cake Protein Muffin Recipe

Carrot Cake Protein Muffin Recipe

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!


P.S Check out my original healthy carrot recipe for a recipe that doesn’t use whey protein!




Carrot protein cake


Protein Carrot Cake 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/2 x scoops 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


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. In a bowl mix the quick oats/oat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and protein powder
  3. In another bowl mix together the grated carrots, egg whites, yoghurt and stevia
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and then stir in the nuts or dried fruit
  5. Divide batter between 12 x greased muffin cases (grease with 1 cal spray oil) or non-stick muffin cases
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, allow to cool and enjoy!


*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

The walnuts increases the healthy fats in these muffins!


*This blog post contains an affiliate link. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in recipes, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.


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  1. Jo Belson
    August 19, 2013 / 9:25 pm

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

    • August 20, 2013 / 5:29 pm

      Hurray! Mission accomplished 😉 Thanks for your feedback Jo! Nic x

  2. Amanda
    September 8, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    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!!

    • September 8, 2013 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Amanda!! Love your tweak too 🙂 Nic xx

  3. Penny
    November 18, 2013 / 1:30 am

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

    • November 18, 2013 / 7:13 pm

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

  4. ilyana
    June 23, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    Can I use chocolate protein powder instead?

  5. Marlena
    January 26, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    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 🙂

    • January 26, 2015 / 8:36 pm

      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. Marlena
    January 27, 2015 / 7:59 pm

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

  7. Naomi
    May 20, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    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? 🙂

    • May 21, 2015 / 7:30 pm

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

  8. Hina
    June 22, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Where is the recipe??

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