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Healthy Carrot Blender Muffins

December 3, 2019

These healthy carrot blender muffins are done with the press of a button!  Use a blender to make your batter to bake a fluffy, healthy snack!

healthy carrot blender muffin ingredients

This post is #sponsored by Oster.  As always, opinions are my own

We’re into December now, can you believe it?  I feel like I say that at the beginning of every month this year.  Since our little one was born, time has flown by, and most of my free time has vanished!  I don’t take for granted every second of snuggle time with my little babe, and so when it comes to cooking and baking, I am looking for easy and quick recipes that will also keep me energized!  These healthy carrot blender muffins are just that!  With the help of my new Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and Food Processor, the batter whips up in just seconds, making these the easiest and most delicious muffins ever!

What makes the Oster Texture Select Blender so special?

Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and Food Processor takes the guesswork out of getting the consistency you want when it comes to chopping veggies!  For my healthy blender carrot muffins, I was able to process the carrots needed for my batter in just minutes! I customized the texture I wanted for the carrots with the touch of a button.  This powerful kitchen blender provides 1200 peak watts of blending power, a 6-point stainless steel blade design, and Dual Direction Blade technology. It includes a dishwasher safe, 8-cup durable Tritan™ jar, plus a 5-cup food processor attachment!  I used the food processor to shred the carrots and the blender to mix up the muffin batter!

Here are some other features of the Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and Food Processor

  • It offers 3 food modes (smoothie, shake, and food chop) and 3 texture settings (thin, medium, and thick), plus additional manual settings for more control, so you can make everything from drinks to soups and salsa at just the right consistency!
  • Makes a great smoothie blender or personal blender; includes 5-cup BPA-free food processor attachment
  • Also includes 4 manual settings: Low, Medium, High, and Pulse
  • It includes an 8 cup dishwasher-safe Tritan™ jar, perfect for easy cleanup!

process shots for healthy carrot blender muffins

What makes these carrot muffins healthy?

When you hear carrot muffin, you automatically think healthy, right?  Well, that isn’t always true!  Baked goods are made with fats and oils that can easily be substituted with a healthy alternative.  I’m making a couple of substitutions today to make these little muffins just that much better for you!  The first healthy substitution I’m doing is swapping out oil for apple sauce!

Applesauce can help work as a binding agent when baking.  It will create a slight change in taste and texture, but applesauce typically creates a sweet and soft texture in oil-based goods when substituted for butter!  If you’re looking to replace butter with applesauce in your own recipes, use this rule: Replace half the amount of butter in your recipe with applesauce.  If the recipe calls for one cup of butter, use half a cup of butter and half a cup of applesauce. If you don’t mind a denser, more moist bread, replace all the butter with applesauce to cut even more calories and fat.
I’m also using coconut sugar in place of regular white sugar. Compared to granulated sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, coconut sugar has higher levels of iron, zinc, and calcium

Want to take an additional step to add more nutrients to these healthy carrot blender muffins?  Add flaxseed!  By cutting out 25 perfect of the flour in a recipe and replacing it with ground flax seeds, you can add lots of healthy fat, antioxidants, and fiber!

healthy carrot blender muffins baked on cooling rack

How Do I Make Healthy Blender Carrot Muffins?

Start by using the Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and Food Processor attachment to shred 2 cups of carrots (approximately 4 medium-sized carrots). Remove the attachment from the base.

Combine the rest of the ingredients in the blender and place on base.   Process until smooth.  Add the carrots and pineapple and pulse lightly until just incorporated.

Pour into a lined muffin tin and top with additional oats for texture.  Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove and let cool before enjoying!

healthy carrot blender muffins stacked

Still hungry?  Check out my Chocolate Zucchini and Carrot muffins!

You can find the  Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and Food Processor at Target! #blendwithoster #textureselect

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Healthy Carrot Blender Muffins

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x

Ingredients

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1 cup all purpose flourslic

1 cup oat flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups cocont sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup apple sauce

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups shredded carrots

1/2 cup uncooked oldfashioned oats

8 oz crushed pineapple, drained

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In the food processor attachment of the Oster Texture Select Blender, use the slicing/shredding disc to shred the carrots.  Set aside
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in the blender attachment.  Place on base and blend on medium until ingredients are combined and smooth.  
  4. Add carrots and pulse until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into lined muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until muffin bounces back when pressed with finger

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