Egg Free Carrot Muffins

May 14, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Egg free Carrot Muffins are so easy to make, soft and delicious with orange flavour. Addition of plain yogurt makes the muffins soft and spongy. No one will believe that these muffins are made without any eggs. Adding fresh orange juice and zest makes them even more tastier.

This recipe is pretty versatile where you can replace the flour, fat, flavour, liquid, spice and the raisins to make it into what your family loves. And these muffins are not overtly sweet. Adding the frosting is totally optional.


Happy Birthday my dear friend Daxa. I always try and bake a cake, cupcakes or muffins for my bestie’s birthday. She is not much into baking so my baked goodies are always make her happy. Usually, I stick to egg free bakes whenever I’m taking it to her place as her MIL does not consume eggs at all.

This year was no different. Decided to try out a bookmarked recipe of Egg Free Carrot Muffins. I followed the recipe to the dot and was disappointed that no liquid was mentioned in the recipe. The batter turned out too dry. Luckily, I’ve been baking for sometime now so knew that my batter needs a liquid. Had freshly squeezed orange and added that. Anyway, carrot and orange pair very well.

Over time, this modified recipe has become my favourite as I love carrot cakes. Also, it allows me to prepare half the quantity comfortably. And take it from me, these muffins taste awesome with cream cheese frosting.


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Ingredients Required For Egg Free Carrot Muffins

  • Flour – I have used wheat flour, the one we use for roti. You can use all purpose flour if you want to.
  • Carrot – peel and roughly chop the carrots. Put them in the food processor and process to a fine texture. You can grate the carrot if you want to. I prefer to process it as it adds a lovely colour to the muffins.
  • Sugar – i have used white sugar. You can use brown sugar, coconut sugar or jaggery powder. They will however,change the colour of the muffins.
  • Yogurt – Dahi. Use plain thick yogurt. If you use Greek Yogurt then you will need to add more liquid. If you are using homemade yogurt, you will need less liquid.
  • Liquid – use fresh orange juice, milk or water.
  • Oil – can also use melted butter. I have used sunflower oil. You can use any oil that does not have a strong flavour.
  • Baking Agents – you need both baking powder and baking soda (soda bicarbonate).
  • Salt – use normal salt or rock salt. I have used Himalayan Rock Salt.
  • Orange Zest – optional. However, would recommend it. Adds flavour to the muffins.
  • Cinnamon Powder – adds flavour.
  • Raisins – can replace it with sultanas, chocolate chips, chopped nuts. You can use a combination of any of them. Sometimes I add both raisins and walnuts. If I bake these muffins for kids, they love it with chocolate chips.


  • Plain Cream Cheese
  • Milk – or orange juice. To make the cream cheese a bit more softer.
  • Sugar – use powdered sugar or icing sugar.







Egg free Carrot Muffins are so easy to make, soft and delicious with orange flavour. Addition of plain yogurt makes the muffins soft and spongy. To make these muffins for Easter, add cream cheese frosting and top them with Mini Chocolate Eggs. Or you can top them with chopped nuts, chocolate chips or fresh fruit.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 12 muffins



  • cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup finely grated/processed carrot
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp soda bicarbonate
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup yogurt plain and thick
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 -1½ cup cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, cinnamon powder and salt together.
  • Add raisins to the flour. Mix well.
  • Mix the oil, yogurt , orange juice and sugar together in a bowl.
  • Whisk it well to emulsify the mixture.
  • Pour it into the flour mixture.
  • Add the processed carrot.
  • Mix till the flour gets wet. Don't over mix.
  • Prepare the muffin tray or molds by putting paper cups into it.
  • Spoon the batter ¾ of the way into each cup.
  • Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes till the tops are golden brown and the muffins are done.
  • Cool the muffins completely before frosting them.


  • Whisk cream cheese, milk and sugar together till it becomes soft and creamy.
  • Can use a piping bag and nozzle to create a nest like shape.
  • I used a spoon, and made a small indentation.
  • Add some chocolate eggs on top.


  • Can use nuts, other dried fruits, chocolate chips instead of raisins.
  • Top the muffins with sunflower seeds, chocolate sprinkle or oats before baking.
  • Can enjoy these muffins without any frosting if you wish.
  • If you are using a mixture of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, make it up to ½ -¾ cup.
  • I find ½ cup sugar just right, if you like sweeter muffins add ¾ cup.
  • Can use all purpose flour if you want to.
  • Use brown sugar, coconut sugar or jaggery powder instead of normal white sugar.
  • Replace orange juice with water or milk. Tastes good with coconut milk added to it.
Keyword carrot muffin recipe, carrot muffins, eggless, egg free carrot muffins

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  • Poornima hegde

    February 23, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Healthy and delicious muffins..

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    February 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Birthdays should be always celebrated with delicious cakes like this!

  • Heidi Roberts

    February 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    How lovely to have a friend that bakes for you – you are so kind

  • Seema

    April 12, 2022 at 4:41 am

    5 stars
    The cuppies are so cute. I will bake some this weekend for Easter. Sounds so fun

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 12, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks Seema, fun, easy to make and the kids can help too.

  • Preethicuisine

    April 12, 2022 at 7:51 am

    5 stars
    Egg free carrot muffins are so moist and baked to perfection. I love egg free baked. Would love to try this recipe soon. I am sure my boy will love it .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 12, 2022 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi. Am sure the boys will enjoy it.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    April 13, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    5 stars
    Lovely carrot muffins, like the fact that they are egg free and i can make them. Children will be happy to have these kind of muffins.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 13, 2022 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree, am glad that you like this recipe. Bake the muffins and enjoy them with your kids.

  • Priya Vj

    April 18, 2022 at 8:10 am

    5 stars
    Love all the flavors and ingredients that have gone into these yummy muffins. I am bookmarking the recipe right away and I hope to try it soon as I have all the ingredients ready in my kitchen. The carrot must be adding a nice crunch and taste to the muffins

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 18, 2022 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks Priya, please try the recipe out. The carrots don’t add a crunch as they get cooked while baking.

  • Maria

    April 26, 2022 at 11:17 am

    5 stars
    These egg free carrot muffins look absolutely delicious! What a smart idea to use yogurt to make them soft and moist. And citrus flavour always pairs really well with carrots.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 26, 2022 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you so much Maria. Yogurt is a very good replacement for eggs in bakes.

  • Neha

    April 4, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    5 stars
    The texture of the muffins seems so tempting. Such a nutritive and delectable treat! I am glad that you could figure out the pitfall in the referential recipe and with your wisdom, you worked towards building your fail proof recipe. Though I do not like much of frosting, but I must admit that cream cheese and carrot cake or muffins go very well together. Nice post!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 4, 2023 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much Neha, mostly I don’t like frosting but don’t mind a bit of cream cheese or fresh cream.

  • Kalyani

    April 5, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    5 stars
    I MUST bake this muffin for the little bunny at home for the quick snack pangs. Loving the orange zest in this. .. and the fact that it can be made with just wholewheat flour

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 6, 2023 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks Kalyani, makes a perfectly light and enjoyable treat anytime.

  • Seema Sriram

    April 7, 2023 at 1:36 am

    5 stars
    Made these to share with colleagues last weekend and they loved how soft and moist these carrot muffins. This was the best Easter treat to share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 7, 2023 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you so much Seema for trying out the recipe. I am so glad it was a hit.

  • Archana

    April 7, 2023 at 9:11 am

    5 stars
    Just today I was thinking of making carrot cake without brown sugar and stumbled on your delicious recipe. Your recipe is perfect for one of my friend’s birthday. I will make some and carry it for her birthday next week. Thanks, Mayuri I know this s a perfect fool-proof recipe for me.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 7, 2023 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you so much. Hope your friend loves the carrot muffins. My friend use to love them. And enjoy celebrating her birthday.

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