Carrot and Raisin Muffins

Sweet raisins and carrots merry well in this snack-sized bite for a quick breakfast or afternoon tea.


  • 1 2/3 cups (263 g) self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 cup (100 g) raisins
  • 3/4 cup (100 g) carrot pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) light olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. Place flour, baking soda, and spices in a medium-size mixing bowl and stir lightly. Set aside.
  3. Place carrots into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and increase the speed to Variable 6.
  6. Blend for 6-7 seconds until very finely chopped. Stop machine and remove lid.
  7. Add eggs, sugar and oil to the carrots in the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  8. Select Variable 1.
  9. Turn the machine on and increase speed to Variable 5.
  10. Blend for 30 seconds until thick and creamy.
  11. Pour carrot mixture into flour mixture with raisins and fold to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin.
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then serve.

These can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.