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Blender Carrot Raisin Pecan Bites

Did you know you could make carrot raisin pecan bites, aka muffins, in your blender?

Well, you still have to bake ’em but a high powered blender, like my Vitamix, can break those carrots down into a creamy, orange batter.  Carrots can be blended in just seconds. I still get amazed by what my Vitamix can do and I’ve been using it daily for over 18 months and not just for smoothies. 

Carrot Raisin Pecan Bites made in the blender are great tasting, low in sugar and fat.

So why am I calling these carrot raisin pecan bites and not muffins? Well, it started out a pure muffin recipe and I’ve made these a number of times but this time was a bit different. I was a bit short on applesauce and I didn’t realize it until I was already past the point of no return so I figured I might as well keep going. The batter was stiffer, less liquidy than normal but tasted great.  Yes, I can’t help but taste the batter. 

The resulting texture was way more dense than usual.  If you are expecting a light, fluffy muffin than you may be disappointed. If you are looking for a denser, more filling breakfast or snack than you are in luck. Plus this recipe has no added oil and no added sugar. 

This is a quick and easy recipe. Add your carrots to the blender and then add remaining wet ingredients.  Once you have the beautiful light orange, creamy liquid you are ready to add to your dry ingredients.

Carrot Raisin Pecan Bites made in the blender are great tasting, low in sugar and fat.

Spoon into greased or lined muffin tins and then find something to do while they bake. It is so easy it almost reminds me of an old commercial where the mom sprays herself with water and a dusting of flour to make it look like she slaved over the stove all day. I wish I could remember what it was that she was making in that commercial.  If this rings a bell leave a comment and put me out of my misery.

Carrot Raisin Pecan Bites made in the blender are great tasting, low in sugar and fat.

Carrot Raisin Pecan Bites made in the blender are great tasting, low in sugar and fat.

Blender Carrot Raisin Pecan Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 2/3 cups self-rising flour, 263 g
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup raisins, 100 g
  • 3/4 cup carrot pieces, 100 g
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar or splenda, 150 g
  • 1/2 cup applesauce or oil, 118 ml


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). This recipe will make 12 muffins or approximately 24 mini-muffins. Grease or line your muffin pans.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and spices in a mid-sized bowl.
  3. Add carrots into the blender jar (I use a Vitamix) and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1. Turn the blender on and slowly increase to Variable 6 and blend for approximately 5-10 seconds until carrots are finely chopped.
  5. Add eggs, sugar, applesauce and vanilla to the carrots in the blender jar and secure the lid.
  6. Select Variable 1 and increase speed to variable 5-6 and blend for approximately 25-30 seconds until the mixture is thick yet has a creamy smooth consistency.
  7. Add carrot mixture to the flour mixture in the bowl. Add raisins and walnuts gently to the mixture.
  8. Pour or spoon into muffin tins and place in the oven.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes for mini-muffins or 20-25 minutes for full sized muffins.


Use 2/3 cup (150 ml) applesauce or oil instead of 1/2 cup for more muffin like texture.
Makes 12 muffins or 24 mini-muffins.

Adapted from Vitamix

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