Carrot Muffin In A Mug | THM: E

Last week my friend Rachel (Certified THM Coach at Fueling Your Trim…she has my personal recommendation if you’re looking for a coach!) challenged me to make a new E Muffin In A Mug because she enjoyed the Apple Cake In A Mug so much! So this Carrot Muffin In A Mug recipe is dedicated to her. 🙂

Apple Cake In A Mug (E)

Bursting with the warming spices of traditional carrot cake, this Carrot Muffin In A Mug only takes 3 minutes to make and doesn’t require any special ingredients! It’s a deliciously easy way to energize your body with healthy, complex carbohydrates for breakfast or as a mid-day snack. 

All you need to make it:

Since there’s no added fat whatsoever in this Carrot Muffin In A Mug, you have room to include 5 grams of fat (or approximately 1 teaspoon) from another source like chopped walnuts or butter and still stay in E mode!

If you like raisins (I don’t!), a few of them sprinkled into the batter works well here because this Carrot Muffin In A Mug is already an E. 

Nature’s Hollow Sugar-free Maple Syrup

I don’t find it necessary, but if you’re looking to add more sweetness and a little maple flavor, a drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup (Nature’s Hollow is a plan-approved brand) on top is a real treat! 

This Carrot Muffin In A Mug is very moist. It takes a minute and half to cook it all the way through in my microwave, but that time may vary a bit in yours. It’s hard to overcook and dry it out though, so don’t be worried about adding more time to the cooking process if you notice the top is still uncooked. 

Yield: 1 serving

Carrot Muffin In A Mug | THM: E

Carrot Muffin In A Mug | THM: E

This Carrot Muffin In A Mug is a quick and delicious way to enjoy a THM E snack! It takes just minutes to make, and has a wonderful cake-like texture.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp xylitol (OR 1/2 tbsp Gentle Sweet)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp oat flour
  • 2 tbsp grated carrot

Instructions

  1. Whisk nut milk, egg white, sweetener, and vanilla together in a mug. Stir in remaining ingredients until well combined. Microwave for 1 - 1.5 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve with sugar-free syrup, if desired.
  2. Optional: serve with 1 tsp of additional fat from either butter or chopped walnuts.

Notes

Since there is no added fat in this recipe, you have room to add a teaspoon of butter or chopped walnuts to this muffin in a mug, if you desire.

If you like raisins in carrot muffins, you can add a few to the batter before cooking.

Gentle Sweet may be used instead of xylitol in half the amount, or Super Sweet in a quarter of the amount.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal | THM: E, GF, DF

As you may have guessed by now, I’m a big fan of oatmeal and this Trim Healthy Mama-friendly Carrot Cake Oatmeal is among my new favorite flavors for Fall!

I find E meals really do get me energized, so I usually start my day with either a bowl of oatmeal (I’ve included my favorite Trim Healthy Mama oatmeal recipes at the end of this post) or a Berry Banana Baobab Smoothie (I had of these almost every day this Summer!).

If I feel like I’m in a mid-afternoon slump or just need a pick-me-up, I’ve also been known to enjoy a bowl of this Carrot Cake Oatmeal for a snack or even supper! It’s so simple and quick to make, and it combines all the wonderful elements of carrot cake into a delicious warm bowl. I love it!

I love that this recipe is free of gluten, sugar, and dairy. I’ve really been trying to cut back on dairy lately, because as I mentioned in my Pumpkin Spice Latte post, it has been causing me a lot of inflammation and acne this pregnancy. Even though there’s no dairy in this Carrot Cake Oatmeal, it’s creamy and satisfying. Old fashioned rolled oats cooked in unsweetened nut milk and mixed with collagen took care of that need for me.

As usual, you don’t need any special ingredients to make this Carrot Cake Oatmeal:

Personally, I don’t even like raisins, so I normally leave them out of this recipe (dried fruit in larger amounts isn’t recommend in the Trim Healthy Mama plan either, because it’s such a concentrated form of natural sugars). However, Pearl, the co-author of Trim Healthy Mama, uses a few on her Sweat Pants Oatmeal, and I thought they looked kind of photogenic, so that’s why you see them in the recipe and pictures here. Ha!

The sprinkling of walnut bits is the only added fat here. You can leave them off, or increase the amount to more than a teaspoon if you want a Crossover. Alternatively, you might like to choose a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil instead of walnut pieces as your allotted fat in an E meal.

Own it and enjoy!

Yield: 1 serving

Carrot Cake Oatmeal | THM: E

Carrot Cake Oatmeal | THM: E

Enjoy all the flavors of carrot cake in this delicious Carrot Cake Oatmeal! A THM E meal, this no special ingredient dish takes just minutes to make and is an energizing way to start your day!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp collagen (optional)
  • 1 tbsp xylitol (OR 1/2 tbsp Gentle Sweet)
  • 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 1/4 tsp mineral salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tsp ground walnuts, butter, OR coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Peel and grate carrot into a small saucepan. Add in oats, nut milk, collagen (optional), sweetener, molasses, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and raisins (optional). Reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer, and cook for 5 minutes or until oats and carrot are tender. Pour into a bowl. Sprinkle on ground walnuts, butter, or coconut oil and enjoy.

Notes

Instead of ground walnuts, you may wish to use a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil for your alotted amount of added fat in a Trim Healthy Mama E meal.

As promised, here are my other favorite Trim Healthy Mama-friendly Oatmeal recipes!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal (E)

Field Berry Oatmeal (E)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal (E)

Apple Pie Oatmeal (E)

Overnight PB & J Oatmeal (E)