Mini Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Drizzle

These Mini Carrot Cake Muffins are a quick and easy treat that combines almond flour, Greek yogurt, carrots and pecans with holiday spices like spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Perfect for a holiday brunch or any time you want a muffin that’s a bit on the healthier side.

Recipe courtesy of Rebecca Miller from Becky’s Best Bites.

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Servings 48mini muffins
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
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Servings 48mini muffins
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
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Ingredients
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Instructions
For the Muffins
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Spread pecan halves out on a baking sheet and place in the oven while it is preheating.
  3. Spray 2 (24 count each) mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  4. Peel carrots and shred using a food processor. Set aside.
  5. Roast pecans for preheating time and then about 5 minutes, remove from oven, let cool slightly and then pulse in a food processor for a coarse chop.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped pecans, flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves, baking soda and salt.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, Greek yogurt, applesauce, vanilla, lemon zest and eggs.
  8. Fold shredded carrots into the wet mixture.
  9. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine until just combined. Don't over mix.
  10. Using a teaspoon, fill the prepared mini muffin pans about ¾ of the way full. Do not overfill. The muffins will rise as they bake.
  11. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out cleanly in the center of the muffins. Remove from oven and let cool.
  12. While the muffins are baking, prepare the glaze.
For the Glaze
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Whisk to break up any lumps.
  2. Once muffins have cooled, drizzle cream cheese glaze over them in any pattern that you desire.
  3. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container.
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