Mini carrot muffins

Mini carrot muffins

35 min
Celebrate Easter with these moist and flavourful mini carrot muffins. They are an easy and delightful treat for kids and adults alike with sweet carrot, warm cinnamon, and slightly tangy quark frosting. Delicious and irresistible for your Easter table.


  • Preheat the oven to 225°C (conventional oven).
  • Place 20 mini muffin cases on a baking tray.
  • Peel and finely grate carrots.
  • In a bowl, whisk eggs and brown sugar. Stir in milk and butter & rapeseed oil.
  • In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla sugar, and fold into the batter.
  • Add grated carrots and mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake in the middle of the oven for 6-8 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Whisk quark and icing sugar.
  • Spread the frosting on the cooled muffins. Garnish with carrot roses if desired.

If you want to top your mini carrot muffins with charming carrot roses, peel a few carrots, then use a vegetable peeler or a mandolin to slice them into long, thin strips. To make them easier to work with, you can blanch the strips in boiling water for 30 seconds, then shock in ice water and pat dry. This is not necessary, but it will make it easier for you to make beautiful roses. Roll each strip tightly from one end to create a spiral resembling a rose. Place them gently into the frosting on the muffins, so they stay put.


These mini muffins are easy to bring to picnics, lunches on the go, or other gatherings, so make an extra batch to store in the freezer. When you are in the mood for mini carrot muffins, simply take a few out of the freezer and leave them to thaw at room temperature. We recommend freezing them without the frosting to maintain the best texture.


Brown sugar
100 ml
Arla Cravendale Whole milk
100 ml
Butter & rapeseed oil
50 ml
Wheat flour
200 ml
Baking powder
1½ tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
Vanilla sugar
1 tsp
150 ml
Icing sugar
50 ml

Try these charming mini carrot cakes

Indulge in our delightful mini carrot cakes, a perfect blend of taste and convenience. It is impossible not to love the sweetness of carrots, cinnamon, and vanilla and the touch of creamy, fresh quark frosting on top. The quark is slightly tangy, making for a flavourful balance to all the sweetness. Mini muffins are easy to make, and even though they are small, they boast a big and complex flavour from the warm and delicious spices and ingredients. The carrots ensure that each muffin is unbelievably moist. And, with their small size, they are easy to make and serve for a crowd. Whether it is a family Easter brunch or an afternoon tea, they fit perfectly into any setting, adding a touch of elegance and irresistible flavours.

A convenient size

With their size and easy preparation, these mini carrot cake muffins are quite convenient, especially when serving a crowd. Each guest can simply grab one instead of you having to slice and serve a whole cake, making them a hassle-free option for buffets, picnics, or even as a sweet treat in a lunchbox. They are the ideal choice for events like Easter celebrations, where you might have a buffet table filled with Easter treats − and here, it is best with a simple grab-and-go option. And, for a celebration like this, the focus should be on spending time with loved ones rather than preparing, plating, and serving food and desserts, which means muffins are the perfect choice. Do you want to try other muffins? Then you should look at our colourful Easter egg cupcakes with buttercream frosting or these banana muffins with chocolate frosting nests and dragée eggs for an Easter-inspired touch.

Let your creativity loose

It is time to get creative with your baking. Everything with carrots is easy to shake up by altering the ingredients list a bit to make the carrot flavour pop. Add a handful of raisins, dark chocolate chips, or chopped walnuts. In addition to the cinnamon and vanilla powder, you can add ground nutmeg or cloves, making delightfully spiced mini carrot muffins. To make them even more Eastery, get creative with the decorations. Of course, you have the option of adding carrot roses on top, but you can also opt for pastel-coloured icing, tiny edible flowers, or a small chocolate Easter egg for a festive touch.