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Carrot Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

These carrot oatmeal muffins have all the carrot cake flavors we all know and love but shaped like a healthy and filling muffin that’s perfect as a satisfying breakfast or delicious snack! 

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Muffins are one of my all time favorite recipes. You can make a large batch and have it ready so everyone can grab and go on their own time. They are also freezer friendly so you can even double that large batch and have frozen muffins ready to be reheated for a while. 

Carrot Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

These carrot cake muffins are perfect for that! They are also incredibly fluffy andmosit and packed with a spicy hint that’s delicious! They are a total crowd favorite too which is always a plus. 

How to customize these carrot oatmeal muffins: 

I love that this recipe is also super customizable. I love to make it as described in the recipe but you can also add:

  • Raisins
  • Chopped nuts
  • Dried fruit. 
  • Walnuts
  • A big dollop of cream cheese in the middle right before baking it

Carrot Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

Important tips to make the best carrot cake muffins:

  • Use room temperature eggs: If you want to get super fluffy carrot oatmeal muffins you should use room temperature eggs. They mix into the batter better so that allows your baked goods to rise way more than if you used cold eggs.

  • Let your batter rest for 5 minutes before baking them: This works for all baked goods made with oats. Oats take a little bit to soak the liquids so giving it a little time it’s a must.

  • Thinly shred your carrots: So they blend well with the rest of your batter. That’s how you get a bit of carrot in every bite of your muffin. 

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

How to store muffins: 

You can keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days. If you want to keep them longer store them in an airtight container and in the freezer. Frozen muffins last perfectly fine for up to 4 months. 

If you freeze them, once you are ready to serve them take them from the freezer to the toaster or the oven for a couple of minutes. They will taste just like freshly baked!

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Carrot Oatmeal muffins

Carrot Oatmeal Muffin


  • 3/4 cup oatmeal (ground down in a food processor if you can)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar (half white half brown)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • **1/3 cup of sour milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional I did not add them)


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl until mixed.
  2. Beat eggs, sour milk, melted butter and vanilla together.
  3. Mix both wet and dry ingredients together until just combined. Stir in the carrots and raisins.
  4. Bake at 400 for 16-18 minutes (they will be dark!) for 12 muffins or bake at 400 for 13-15 minutes for mini muffins.


**To sour milk you will add 1/3 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1/3 cup milk.

Do your children eat breakfast at school?  Do you make a hot breakfast every morning for them?  What is your favorite type of muffin?  Do you freeze muffins often to have them in the freezer?




  • Joanne/WineLadyCooks

    Hi Brandi, the muffins sound delicious. I make muffins (and cookies) every week and I’m always looking to try new recipes. I will definitely try your recipe, a little bit healthier with the oats and I love adding the carrots, the kids don’t realize they are eating veggies. I’ve pinned and shared.


  • These sound wonderful and perfect for breakfast on the run!

  • Tara

    OMG, I could almost smell those through the screen, YUMMY!!

  • Kathleen Garber

    I LOVE Carrot and Oatmeal muffins so together sounds divine! I love fresh muffins, WAY better.

    • Brandy

      Fresh muffins are the best! Freezer muffins work often in a pinch for us but baking day puts smiles on all my boys’s faces.

  • I have never had a carrot oatmeal muffin but I love muffins I love oatmeal and I love carrots, so it has to be a win

  • Lexie Lane

    Oh my gosh! This really made my mouth water! That is the best looking muffin ever! I hope it tastes close to carrot cake good! 🙂

  • Rosie

    I’ve never tried freezing muffins for breakfast, but this is actually a great idea! I’m always late in the mornings, so going to try this recipe!

    • Brandy

      I freeze any type of muffin I can. They make for a quick breakfast in the morning (I try to remember to thaw the night before). I can bake them in batches when I have a lazy day.

  • Dawn

    I really love oatmeal. This looks like a great weekend brunch recipe!

  • mama to 5 blessings

    that sounds really yummy, what a nice way to “hide” veggies for my kids!

  • Dawn Lopez

    Ooh yum, what a tasty combination all in a delicious muffin! I can’t wait to give these a try!

  • Liz Mays

    I’m so with you and the vacuum sealer to save things like this. And these are definitely worth saving!

  • Shauna

    I am a huge fan of muffins and this sounds and looks amazing. We will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing

  • Debbie Denny

    Really tasty looking and must give them a try.

  • Helene Cohen Bludman

    These sound really good and a healthy option for breakfast, especially if you are on the go.

  • lisa jones

    This Looks Really Tummy I Bet It is, I’ll Be Making Very Soon Thank You

  • Pam

    Those muffins look so good! I bet they are filling, with the oatmeal in them.

  • Jennifer B

    These look so good for breakfast! Thanks for this recipe!

  • Sandra

    This is a great way to start the morning, love it.

  • Lois Alter Mark

    I love muffins and am always happy to try new kinds. This sounds yummy!

  • Rebekah

    These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  • I love carrot flavors! These sound fabulous.

  • Trisha

    I have a hard time getting my daughter to eat breakfast in the morning but I am positive that she would eat one of these muffins! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    That sounds so delicious! I wish I had one right now because I am starving.

  • Sarah @ Must Have Mom

    This looks yummy! Thank you for sharing.