Kids will love helping fill these carrot muffins with applesauce for a fun breakfast, dessert or snack! The cream cheese & Greek yogurt combination for the frosting offers a sweet, but not too sweet, flair.

Nutrition Tip: Carrots have a higher natural sugar content than most vegetables. That’s why they make a great snack or addition to baked goods.

Applesauce-Filled Carrot Muffins

Christine Pittman
Kids will love helping fill these carrot muffins with applesauce for a fun breakfast, dessert or snack!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Servings 12 servings
Calories 205 kcal


  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs whites and yolks separated
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk divded
  • 2 carrots peeled, shredded
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 applesauce pouches


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line 12 cup muffin tin with liners and set aside.
  • Mix sugar and butter in large bowl until soft. Add egg yolks and mix until well combined. Set aside.
  • Beat egg whites in separate bowl until soft peaks form. Set aside
  • Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add ½ dry ingredients to butter mixture and stir to combine. Stir in ¼ cup milk. Add remaining dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in remaining ¼ cup milk. Gently fold in carrots and beaten egg whites.
  • Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean. Remove from muffin tin and cool.
  • Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, yogurt and honey. Transfer to a piping bag or plastic bag with a cut corner and refrigerate.
  • Once muffins are cool, use melon baller inserted into top of muffins to scoop out about 1 Tbsp. from inside. Fill holes with pureed fruit. Pipe cream cheese mixture to cover hole.


Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 8gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15g
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