Kitchen-Sink Muffins

Kitchen-Sink Muffins
Photo: Anson Smart
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

Store-bought baking mix is a handy starting point for these muffins that have the intoxicating flavors of carrot cake without the calories.


  • Cooking spray

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose baking mix (spooned and leveled)

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 cup applesauce

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ cup grated carrots

  • ¼ cup golden raisins

  • ¼ cup pepitas

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 standard muffin cups with paper liners; lightly coat liners with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk together baking mix, sugar, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, whisk together applesauce, buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Fold in dry mixture until just combined, then gently fold in carrots, raisins, pepitas, and pecans.

  3. Divide batter evenly among cups, filling each to the brim. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

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