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Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes

This recipe is 3 Freestyle points per serving, 1 mini cupcake with frosting.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: Carrot Cake Cupcakes, Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups carrots grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

For the Frosting

  • 1 package low-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Make the Cupcakes:

  • Beat the eggs, honey, avocado oil, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Beat until the ingredients are mixed together.  
  • Add the almond flour, baking soda, spices and salt and beat for about 5 minutes. Fold in the carrots, raisins and pecans. 
  • Place the batter into 24 sprayed mini-muffin tins and bake for about 20 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick into them and they come out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a baking rack. Allow to cool completely before applying the frosting.

Make the Frosting:

  • While the cupcakes are cooling, mix together the cream cheese and sugar in a small bowl. Add in a little bit of vanilla if you would like to.
  • Add the frosting to the cooled off cupcakes and serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe is to make mini-muffins.  If you want to use a regular muffin tin, the Freestyle points are 7 per cupcake (with frosting included).
If you have an avocado allergy, substitute olive oil instead. Use the same 1/4 cup of olive oil instead.
 
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 133
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.8g23%
Saturated Fat 3.3g21%
Cholesterol 63.7mg21%
Sodium 222.3mg10%
Carbohydrates 25.4g8%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 21.7g24%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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