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Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins Recipe

These Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins are so easy to make — and they only use three ingredients (which you probably have at home).

This is just one of our mini muffin recipes. If you like them, check out our full list of The Best Mini Muffin Recipes.

Carrot Cake Muffins with the words "Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins (1 Points Plus Value)" digitally written on the bottom.

This Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins recipe is so old. Like half a decade old. I made it on a whim, and I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made it since then. It’s honestly one of our favorite bite sized treats.

So, how did it come to be?

I had a box of carrot cake mix in the pantry because it’s Pete’s favorite. But we were never going to eat a cake just the two of us, so I left it for a while. And then I thought about a simple Weight Watchers muffins recipe. You combine cake mix, yogurt, and water to make muffins.

Seriously. That’s it. Just three ingredients.

So I decided Carrot Cake Weight Watchers muffins sounded perfect.

And they were.

I made them and we had them for breakfast every day until they were done. They were absolutely delicious. I’ve made so many varieties of this recipe (most of them are listed below), and they’ve always tasted delicious.

We call them muffins, not cupcakes because even though they’re made from cake mix, you don’t frost them or add icing to them. You also don’t add any of the components you usually add to make a cake, like oil, butter, or eggs. So technically, muffins, not a cake.

Although if you did need an easy cupcake recipe, I guess you could make these and frost them and call them cupcakes. No one would know the difference.

Except me.

And don’t worry. I won’t tell.

We don’t do Weight Watchers, but if you do, this muffin is really popular on the program because these are 1 Points Plus Value or 1.5 Freestyle Points per muffin.

Now, keep in mind that there was a change in the Weight Watchers program recently, so I would suggest you double check with your current system before adding this to your day. Since we don’t do Weight Watchers, I don’t have access to the new points calculator, so I haven’t been able to figure out the new point values. If you have, please let me know so I can edit this post and add that.

Also, these point values are for the mini version. You can make them full-size but that will change the points. Honestly, we never make them full size because there’s something so appealing about the fact that you can just pop one of these Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins in your mouth and continue on with whatever else you were doing in the kitchen.

Weight Watchers scale with the words "9 Tips For Getting Started On Weight Watchers" digitally written on top.

And, if you are counting points and starting with Weight Watchers, be sure to read our Tips For Getting Started With Weight Watchers.

Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins Recipe

This Weight Watchers Carrot Cake Muffins recipe uses cake mix, but we don’t consider these cupcakes or cake. If you’re looking for Weight Watchers cake recipes, click that link for some options.

Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins Ingredients:

How To Make Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins:

Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.

Carrot cake mix in a white bowl.

Combine the cake mix, yogurt, and water in a bowl. Stir until the batter is free of any lumps.

Carrot cake mix in a mini muffin pan.

Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

Fill each cavity halfway.

Carrot Cake mini muffins on a wire rack.

Bake for about 14 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

Cool them completely on a wire rack before eating them. (I mean, you can eat them warm, but they’re better after they’ve cooled).

The batter makes 48 muffins, so you’ll either want two mini muffin pans or you’ll have to bake two batches.

If you do this in two batches, the second batch may bake a little faster than the first, so be sure to keep an eye on it.

Chocolate muffin on a white plate.

Weight Watchers Muffins variations:

We’ve made this recipe so many times. What’s great about it is it’s just a box of cake mix, a container of yogurt, and water. So you can mix and match the cake mix and yogurt almost infinitely.

Some of our favorite combos:

Do you have any other variations we should try? Let us know in the comments.

Funfetti muffins on a small plate.

Weight Watchers Muffins: Frequently Asked Questions

What do Weight Watchers Muffins look like when they’re done?

The carrot cake Weight Watchers muffins will be light and fluffy when they’re done. Unlike a cake, do not look for any browning on the edges of these to indicate they’re done. If the edges do brown, you’ve overbaked the Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins and they won’t be as fluffy as you want them to be.

Do you have to use boxed cake mix?

This Weight Watchers muffins recipe works really well with boxed cake mix. I’ve never tried it with homemade cake mix.

I have tried it with brownie mix, and that was a huge flop. So don’t do that.

Do you have to use 100 calorie yogurt?

If you’re counting Weight Watchers points, you want to use the 100 calorie Greek yogurt in this recipe to keep your calories and points down. If you’re not worried about counting Weight Watchers points or calories, you can make these Weight Watchers muffins with Greek yogurt that is full-fat or full-calorie Greek yogurt.

It will change the points of these WW Carrot Cake Muffins, though.

I wouldn’t use plain or non-Greek yogurt in this recipe. It doesn’t work as well as using Greek yogurt does.

Can you make these full size Weight Watchers Carrot Cake Muffins?

If you don’t have a mini muffin pan, you can use a regular size muffin pan. They may just take a couple minutes longer to bake fully.

The Weight Watchers points will change if the size of the muffin changes, so be sure to calculate the points before adding these to your day.

Pumpkin Spice Weight Watchers Muffins on a wire rack.

Want more Weight Watchers muffin recipes with cake mix?

These are our favorite Weight Watchers muffin recipes.

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Looking for Weight Watchers recipes?

If you’re starting Weight Watchers, you need more than just muffins to eat. Try one of these recipes.

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Weight Watchers Points Lists:

You can still have dessert on Weight Watchers. Just be sure to check out these points lists before you start snacking.

Yield: 48 Muffins

Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

These Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins are perfect. They're only 1 Points Plus Value or 2 Smart Points.

Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • One box carrot cake mix
  • One 5.3oz cup of vanilla 100 calorie Greek yogurt
  • One cup water

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill each cavity halfway.
  4. Bake for about 14 minutes. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

48

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 23Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 1g

Have you made this Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins Recipe? Let us know in the comments.

Amanda

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

I made these tonight and they were so good! My husband liked them too, which he hates anything I modify lol.

Carol

Sunday 5th of June 2022

How do you figure out the points if you use a box carrot cake mix

drugstore diva lisa

Monday 6th of June 2022

It'll come up in the Weight Watchers app. That's how we figured this out originally.

Becca

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Can you use any flavor cake mix with yogurt and water or will it change the calories?

drugstore diva lisa

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

All flavors of cake mix will keep the calories the same. If you change the yogurt from 100-calorie yogurt to full fat, that will change the calories.

Debbie

Sunday 30th of May 2021

I just made these. They are so good! Just enough sweet to take care of my sweet tooth. Great idea!!

Pat

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

How long to you cook muffins in a large muffin pan?

drugstore diva lisa

Thursday 4th of March 2021

I would say start checking them at 17 to 20 minutes, but I would guestimate they'd take about 25 minutes full size.

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