Iced Keto Carrot Muffins

You can’t go wrong with these mega delicious Iced Keto Carrot Muffins- they’re super easy to put together and they make an excellent breakfast treat as well as a yummy dessert! 

Keto Carrot Muffin Unwrapped

Good Evening, friends!🥕We’re back in our own kitchen this week! No matter how delightful the trip, there’s nothing quite like the warmth and familiarity of being in your own home and workspace. Everything has it’s place–regardless if it seems haphazard to others, it makes sense to us, right? Good old organized chaos, haha!! But I digress, what is important here are these super moist and scrumptious Keto Carrot Muffins!!

Keto Carrot Muffin Overhead

We tested these so many different ways to get them just right– we wanted fluffiness without compromising moisture + beauty without compromising taste and I think we got it right!!

Carrot Cake Muffin Photo

And they are so very easy to make!! Just 15 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of baking leave you with a dozen adorable + delicious muffins in under an hour! Topping them with grated carrot instead of the frosted carrot will save even more time. And I wanted to mention that these carrot lovelies are just as delicious without the frosting.

Keto Muffin with carrot

Happy Baking + Enjoy The Recipe!!😊***If you love this recipe, you’ll also enjoy our Lemon Blueberry Bread!

Keto Carrot Cake Muffin Pin

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Keto Carrot Muffins

Iced Keto Carrot Muffins

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  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: about 45 min
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


5.4 net carbs per serving


  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp Swerve Brown Sugar or Swerve Confectioner Sweetener (muffins will be a bit lighter in color, but delicious)
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (Hain brand is grain-free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp milk (or full fat coconut milk)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Frosting (optional)

  • 1/2 of an eight oz container cream cheese, room temperature (Kite Hill for dairy-free)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened (Earth Balance Spread for dairy-free)
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Confectioner Sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, Swerve Brown Sugar, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder + baking soda.
  3. Add your eggs, milk, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and blend together with whisk until combined well and batter is smooth. Add shredded carrots + chopped walnuts into batter and incorporate evenly.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin liners 3/4 of the way full. Making sure your oven is preheated, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes total. At 15 minutes in, rotate muffin tin by 180 degrees. At 20 minutes in, cover lightly with aluminum foil-this will steam the muffins a bit, allowing them to cook the rest of the way through while staying nice and moist and not over-browned! Keep in mind, oven times can occasionally vary, so check in at 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let COOL COMPLETELY before removing from muffin tin. (If you’re in a rush, let them cool 10 minutes outside of the oven and then transfer the pan to the freezer for about 20 minutes).
  6. While you’re waiting for the muffins to cool, go ahead and mix together your frosting. With a hand mixer, blend together your softened cream cheese and butter.
  7. Add milk + vanilla extract and blend again. Finally, add in Swerve, salt and then blend one last time. Chilling the frosting will thicken it. You can also add more Swerve for a thicker texture or more milk to thin it out. *Double frosting recipe if you’re using a few colors for decoration.
  8. Spread frosting over muffins and serve. You can place your muffins in the fridge to chill, it’s excellent served cold as well.
  9. Enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container and place in refrigerator.
  • Prep Time: 15-20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min

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    1. I always appreciate your kind words, so thrilled you’re enjoying the scones, hope you love these just as much!

  1. All your recipes look incredible. Do you have a recommendation for another sweetener if swerve upsets my stomach?
    Thank you!

    1. You’re so kind, thank you!! 😀 I would say if the Swerve doesn’t settle well, I might try Allulose sweetener, which can be a little more gentle. It does behave a little differently than Swerve in baked goods, so it may effect the texture a bit and also may brown more quickly. If you’re not sugar-free but are looking for a natural sweetener-coconut sugar will work in these recipes, just pulse it in a food processor so the sugar will be fine before adding to a recipe. I hope this helps and hope you love the recipes!

  2. This muffin is delicious, healthy and the result is perfect.
    I keep baking it repeatedly for my family and to give away to
    Thank you, Lila Ruth! (what a beautiful name)

    1. Oh thank you so much, your comment seriously makes my whole day! I’m just thrilled you’re enjoying the muffins and sharing batches with friends and family! There’s such a special joy in baking for others! 😀

  3. I love this recipe!! How would you make them into mini muffins? I feel like you would need to adjust baking time but by how much?

    1. Thank you so much, I’m thrilled you’re enjoying the recipe! 😀 I’m thinking these should take about 18 minutes as mini muffins and they may not even need the foil for the mini version. We’d love to know how it goes if you try them this way!

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