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Carrot Pineapple Muffins with Beer Glaze

Nothing like sweet tender carrot muffins to get you in the mood for Easter. Today I’m sharing some amazing spring muffins with a surprising glaze topping. Plus fantastic Free Easter Printables!

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When I was a little girl, my mom used to hide vegetables in all sorts of dishes to make sure we were getting our daily intake.

From vegetable casserole and lasagna to vegetable muffins, she was (is) a sneaky girl.

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Nowadays I do a little veggie stuffing of my own. The difference is, I don’t try to hide the veggies in my dishes. I try to showcase them.

Carrot Muffins are a marvelous way to showcase the sweetness and versatility of carrots.

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The fresh earthy sweetness of carrots pairs well with a variety of flavors, from curry to pork fat.

You can almost use carrots in any dish!

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Here I’ve paired them with sweet tangy pineapples and fresh grated ginger to give the carrot muffins extra sweetness and zing, then I added an element of surprise…

I topped the carrot muffins with beer glaze!

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Why the beer glaze?

I promise I’m not trying to be irreverent on Easter.

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If you’re not a fan of beer, you could always substitute pineapple juice in the glaze. However, I find a touch of light wheaty beer compliments the heck out of the carrot, pineapple, ginger combination.

It adds that little extra something that make these muffins really shine!

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These carrot muffins are moist, hearty and unique.

I highly recommend them.

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And if you like the muffin wrappers I used in the photos (and the cute little toppers) feel free to print them and use them for Easter.

Click Here to Print!

 #Free Easter Printables - Cupcake/Muffins Wrappers and Toppers! #easter #printable #freeprintables #spring

Carrot Muffins

Yield: 4 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


For the Carrot Muffins:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple in juices
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 Tb. fresh grated ginger *optional
  • 4 Tb. melted butter

For the Beer Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tb. beer
  • 1 1/2 Tb. heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pans with paper muffin liners.
  2. For the carrot muffins, mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in the egg, vanilla, pineapple, carrot and ginger. Stir in the melted butter last, mix well.
  3. Scoop the batter evenly into 12-14 muffin liners. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin, comes out clean. Cool completely before glazing.
  4. Place the muffins on a wire rack. In a medium bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, beer and cream together. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the top. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

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21 Responses to “Carrot Pineapple Muffins with Beer Glaze”

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted April 9, 2014 at 6:05 am

    These muffins look yummy, and pretty easy to make! Perfect for Beer City, USA!


  2. Alexisposted April 9, 2014 at 6:26 am

    These look amazing! And I love that you used butter instead of oil. Just one quick question…the ingredient list indicates crushed pineapple in juice. Does it need to be strained before using? Or do I just scoop out a cup, juice and all, and add it to the batter? Thanks!


    • Sommer — April 9th, 2014 @ 6:52 am

      Hi Alexis, thanks for the question. Scoop it out juices and all!


  3. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted April 9, 2014 at 6:56 am

    So scrumptious! I need to bake with carrots more often.


  4. Mariaposted April 9, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Great recipe and love the printables!


  5. Jenny Flakeposted April 9, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Too fun! Loving the recipe and cute printables!!


  6. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted April 9, 2014 at 7:08 am

    These would be perfect for an easter breakfast!


  7. Marlyposted April 9, 2014 at 7:24 am

    A perfect way to start out the day!!


  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted April 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Now, this is a carrot muffin! Love the printables!


  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted April 9, 2014 at 7:40 am

    These muffins look perfect for spring!! I love that ginger and beer glaze – oh my!!


  10. Heather Christoposted April 9, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I am a BIG fan of hiding veggies in my kids food, and this looks like a perfect way! delicious beer glaze too!


  11. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted April 9, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Love the ingredients of these, Sommer. So Easter-y!


  12. Becca from ItsYummi!posted April 9, 2014 at 8:01 am

    absolutely FABULOUS recipe!


  13. Christine from Cook the Storyposted April 9, 2014 at 8:01 am

    You sure know how to blow a traditional muffin into the stratosphere! This is awesome!


  14. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted April 9, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Totally adorable printables and I love the beer glaze, so creative!


  15. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffronposted April 9, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I just made Guinness glazed chocolate donut holes, so I know that beer glaze is delish! I bet it’s amazing on carrot cake muffins :D


  16. Gabyposted April 9, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I need about 6 of these right now!


  17. Shainaposted April 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    So fun, and I love the printables. The beer glaze is definitely unique, and I can’t wait to try it.


  18. Tess @ Tips on Life & Loveposted April 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I love carrot cake, so I will have to give these a try! I think I’m going to try, and pineapple juice in the glaze. What other sorts of juices would you recommend it in case I can’t find it at my grocery store?


  19. Tieghanposted April 9, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    So fun and cute. I love the printables! And the beer glaze?? Too good!


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