Sour Cream Carrot Muffins

Sour Cream Carrot Muffins

Apple jelly gives a hint of sweetness to these tender cinnamon-carrot muffins.

20 min. prep time
12 muffins
252 Ratings



1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 cup apple jelly, melted
2 cups (about 5 medium) peeled shredded carrots


2 tablespoons apple jelly, melted


Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

Combine all remaining muffin ingredients except carrots in another bowl. Stir with  whisk until smooth.

Stir flour mixture into sour cream mixture until well mixed. Gently stir in carrots. (Batter will be thick.)

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately brush with melted jelly. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans.

Recipe Tip

- Shredded carrots are available in the produce section of the supermarket.

- If desired, add 1/2 cup of your favorite chopped nuts to batter.

Nutrition Facts (1 muffin)

Calories: 190

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 270mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #13804B©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I will definitely make these again. I forgot to buy apple jelly, so substituted orange marmalade which I had on hand. The idea was to get a bit of sweetness on the top. The marmalade was good, but I'll buy apple jelly, or make a powdered sugar glaze the next time. My grandkids loved them and neither one of them like carrots!
Even my picky eater loved these muffins. She was skeptic about having carrots in her muffins but was quickly won over when she tasted them. We all really enjoyed them!

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