These Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins are so easy to make — and they only use three ingredients (which you probably have at home).
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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.
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.
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:
- 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 bowl. Stir until the batter is free of any lumps.
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. (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.
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:
- Chocolate cake mix and vanilla yogurt
- Chocolate cake mix, yogurt, and coffee (instead of water)
- Strawberry cake mix and lemon yogurt
- Butter pecan cake mix and vanilla yogurt
Do you have any other variations we should try? Let us know in the comments.
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.
Want more Weight Watchers muffin recipes with cake mix?
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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.
- 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 Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffins Recipe? Let us know in the comments.