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 muffins recipes. If you like them, check out our full list of The Best Mini Muffin Recipes.
This Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins recipe is so easy. You combine cake mix, yogurt, and water to make muffins.
Seriously. That’s it. Just three ingredients.
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 top these with cream cheese frosting and call them cupcakes. No one would know the difference.
Except me. And don’t worry. I won’t tell.
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
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This Weight Watchers Carrot Cake Muffins recipe uses cake mix, but we don’t consider these cupcakes or cake. Personally, we eat them as a quick breakfast more than we eat them as a dessert.
Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins Ingredients:
- 1 box carrot cake mix
- 5.3 oz. container of vanilla 100 calorie Greek yogurt
- 1 cup water
How To Make Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
Combine the cake mix, yogurt, and water in a large bowl. Stir until the batter is free of any lumps.
Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Alternatively, you could use silicone pans or muffin liners to skip the cooking spray.
Fill each cavity halfway.
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.
The batter makes 48 muffins, so you’ll either want two mini muffin tins 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.
Weight Watchers Muffins: Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are 1 Points Plus Value or 1.5 Freestyle Points per muffin. That’s was the Weight Watcher points standard when we originally made this recipe.
The Weight Watchers program and point values change often, so I would suggest you double check your WW app to see how many points you can eat in a single day before making these.
Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature and will be best as long as you eat them within three days. If you won’t eat them in that time, store them in the fridge for about a week.
And, if you still won’t eat them by then, pack any leftovers into freezer bags and store them for up to three months.
More Weight Watchers muffin recipes using a box of cake mix:
These carrot cake muffins aren’t the only Weight Watchers muffin recipes on Drugstore Divas.
For more, check out our Funfetti Weight Watchers Muffins (using Funfetti cake mix and yogurt), Lemon Weight Watchers Muffins (using lemon cake mix and yogurt), Pumpkin Spice Weight Watchers Muffins (which use a can of pumpkin), and our Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins (which use chocolate cake mix and yogurt).
We also have a Coffee And Chocolate Cupcakes recipe, which uses coffee instead of water. We call this one cupcakes because they’re topped with a little bit of powdered sugar before serving.
Looking for Weight Watchers recipes?
If you’re starting Weight Watchers, you need more than just muffins to eat.
Our favorite WW-friendly recipes to start with are Grilled Shrimp Kabobs and Grilled Chicken Salad.
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:
Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins
These Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins are perfect. They're only 1 Points Plus Value or 2 Smart Points.
- One box carrot cake mix
- One 5.3oz cup of vanilla 100 calorie Greek yogurt
- One cup water
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill each cavity halfway.
- Bake for about 14 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 23Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 1g
Have you made this Weight Watchers Carrot Cake Muffin recipe? Let us know in the comments.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.