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Did you know that of all the photos posted to social media, food photos are posted more than anything else? And of those photos – guess what is the most popular?

Dessert, of course! There is just something about a little something sweet that gets almost all of us going. I know I love my sugar fix and have something sweet at least once a day. When you love sugar like I do, (and I’m guessing like most of you – since those are always the most popular photos), it’s important to try to be smart when choosing what kind of sugar to use in your baked goods.

I was actually introduced to Sugar In The Raw several years ago when I wanted some turbinado sugar to top some muffins with. Since then, it’s a pantry staple for me. It is all-natural, and I love the crunch it gives when it’s sprinkled on top of things. (Like these muffins!) And surprisingly, it bakes up quite easily as well, not leaving a gritty or crunchy texture, but a natural texture. You’d never know I didn’t use regular granulated sugar!
Carrot Pineapple Muffins | www.tasteandtellblog.com
And Sugar In the Raw is also great for rimming drink glasses with, as well. I’m not a fancy drink girl, but it’s a necessity for things like Virgin Frozen Margaritas! If you are going to take the time to make something delicious, you might as well be using a product you know is all-natural!

You all know that I have a little obsession with muffins. So when I came across this recipe for Carrot Pineapple Muffins on the In The Raw website, I knew they would make a perfect breakfast for my family. And I love that you use diced carrots for the recipe instead of shredding them, like I’ve always done in the past. I loved the little bursts of carrot flavor you got when you bite into one. And of course, I loved the crunch the Sugar In The Raw gave to the top of the muffins, and the sugar that was added to the muffins gave them the perfect amount of sweetness.

These are muffins that my whole family enjoyed!!


Carrot Pineapple Muffins
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An easy carrot and pineapple muffin using Sugar In The Raw®.
Serves: 12 muffins
  • 1 can (8 ounce) juice-pack crushed pineapple
  • Milk, as needed
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • ⅓ cup Sugar In The Raw®
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar In The Raw®
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Spray 12 muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Drain the pineapple reserving the juice. Set the pineapple aside. Add enough milk to the pineapple juice to make ¾ cup. To the pineapple juice/milk mixture, add the vegetable oil, egg and vanilla.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the flour, Sugar In The Raw®, baking powder and salt. Stir in the wet ingredients, just until moistened. Fold in the reserved pineapple and carrots.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons Sugar In The Raw® and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the muffins.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. -----------------
  7. From In the Raw

And now the fun part – since food photography is the most popular on social sites, you can submit your tempting pictures to the ‘Au Natural In The Raw’ app which will give your tempting photo just the right amount of coverage!
Carrot Pineapple Muffins In the Raw | Taste and Tell
And you can have a chance to win a $100 Cooking.com gift card! All you have to do is visit the In The Raw website and decide what recipe you want to make. Then come back here and let me know in the comments! It’s as easy as that!

Carrot Pineapple Muffins | www.tasteandtellblog.com

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140 Responses to Carrot Pineapple Muffins {and a giveaway!}

  1. Rosa says:

    Great muffins! Desserts are always extremely popular…



  2. Sylvie says:

    What a lovely muffin recipe.

  3. What a fun muffin recipe. The Ambrosia Waldorf Salad sounds great from their site.

  4. These look awesome! Love the pops of orange.

  5. Carrots and pineapple are such a great match! These muffins look just perfect! I’d love to try the recipe of the mulled apple cider from In The Raw. I’m ALL about fall recipes right now. 🙂

  6. MaryBeth says:

    I love using raw sugar but have only used to “on top” of desserts/baked goods. I want to make the White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding. The recipe is described as decadent and who doesn’t need a little decadence once in a while??

  7. Renata says:

    Mmmm! Love Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole! So reminiscent of the holidays! Thanks so much!

  8. Renata says:

    I follow you and I tweeted! https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/245490151986458625
    Thank you again – love your pictures – they are gorgeous!

  9. Ray says:

    I love oatmeal so my recipe pick is for the No Bake Nutty Oat Bars! Thanks!

  10. Katie Rose says:

    Cranberry Apple Pie!!

  11. Heather Spooner says:

    I’d like to make the Turbinado Energy bars. Thanks!

  12. Gabi says:

    Mmmmm- they all look good but give me the Dark Chocolate Pudding or Gridiron Apples for sure. 🙂

  13. Joanne says:

    I definitely love the crunch of raw sugar on top of muffins! THese sound delicious!

  14. I’m loving the Berry Energy Shake!

  15. Jenny G says:

    My teenage son is really into spiced nuts right now so I would make the Spiced Walnuts.

  16. Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole looks absolutely amazing!

  17. kari says:

    I am jazzed to try the Apricot-Pear Preserves!! Can’t wait.

  18. Venetrise says:

    I am definitely making the …Ruby ‘Rita!!!

  19. SHARON LIMBURG says:

    NO Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies! Doing them right NOW!

  20. I love carrot muffins–definitely need to try with pineapple! We have raw sugar on hand always (for coffee) so I’ll have to bake with it!

    Would love to try their no bake oat bars!

  21. Bree says:

    These look great!

  22. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    These look great! I checked out all the great recipes and those Spiced Apples Quesadillas look so good!

  23. Jessica says:

    I think I’d have to first try out the Peanut butter cookie recipe or perhaps the brownie recipe!

  24. Paula says:

    Love the NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES. My kids love them, but they call them Gorilla Poops. Easy, no oven cookies.

  25. Katie says:

    I would make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies.

  26. Joanna says:

    Mulled apple cider — it is fall!

  27. Loretta E. says:

    The homemade stevia marshmallow cream sounds awesome!

  28. Love the crunchy tops on the muffins. Gives it a bit more love it seems.

  29. Shanna says:

    I’d have to say the Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding! It looks amazing and delicious!

  30. Karyn Craw says:

    Love sugar in the raw. But the “Spiced Cranberry Sauce” loves fabulous. Yum. 🙂

  31. Chels R. says:

    Mmm, those muffins look great! My mom loves Sugar in the Raw too!

  32. Love, love, love these muffins! They’d be the perfect pick-me-up in the mornings before I head off to work.

    As for the giveaway, I’d love to make the christmas biscotti! YUM!

  33. rosanne says:

    These muffins look great! i’m going to make them tomorrow!
    I love sugar in the raw! I would make the berry energy shake! My kids love shakes for breakfast and after swim practice!!! YUM!

  34. Yum! I was craving muffins today too! Wish I had one of these! The recipe from the Sugar in the Raw website that I would like to make is the Homemade Marshmallow Crème. I have wanted to attempt making homemade marshmallow crème for awhile.

  35. These muffins look so good! I’d love to try the rum balls.

  36. Kesha says:

    I want to make the Marshmallow topped sweet potato casserole!

  37. Janell says:

    I, too, love a good muffin 🙂 I think the Multi-grain Blueberry Muffins look delicious!

  38. Corisa says:

    I’d love to try the Himalayian Chai tea! I’m such a big chai lover!

  39. cara says:

    I would want to try the gridiron apples!

  40. Mimi says:

    I would love to make the marshmallow sweet potato casserole!

  41. Lara says:

    A Bananas Foster Frappe sounds delicious.

  42. teresa says:

    i want one of these muffins now, YUM!

  43. Jenny says:

    I’d make the no bake nutty oat bars!

  44. Kelly G. says:

    Great giveaway! I hope to win! I would make the turkey sloppy joe recipe! 🙂

  45. Leann Lindeman says:

    The coffee baked beans sound good!

  46. karen says:

    White chocolate pear bread pudding looks wonderful

  47. Mandy L. says:

    Himalayian Chai Tea sounds delicious!

  48. Georgiana says:

    Marshmallow Sweet Potatoe Casserole recipe gets my vote!

  49. Jennifer says:

    The chocolate truffles

  50. Lynna says:

    I would make the Coffee Cake Muffins! 🙂 They look delicious~

  51. Meryl says:

    Chocolate Cheesecake.

  52. Louis says:

    The Dark chocolate pudding.

  53. Diana G says:

    The Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole sounds like it would be great for thanksgiving dinner

  54. Sara says:

    I would make the balsamic recipe on their site!

  55. TN says:

    I am absolutely making a Tropical cucumber cooler cocktail.

  56. Andrea says:

    As soon as I opened their website this recipe pop up Mexican Meatloaf with Chipotle BBQ Sauce.
    Pinned that recipe and yours 🙂

  57. jacquie says:

    the apricot chocolate cookies!

  58. Becky says:

    I would like to make the no-bake peanut butter oat cookies!

  59. Natalie says:

    Since allergies have robbed me of my voice, I NEED some mulled apple cider to help my throat!

  60. Harmony b says:

    Would love to try the chocolate cheesecake

  61. grace says:

    ah…sweet potato casserole WITH MARSHMALLOWS, just in time for thanksgiving. 🙂

  62. Brandy says:

    Yum! Mulled apple cider! Reminds me of fall

  63. Sarah says:

    OO! I’d make the grape focaccia bread!

  64. cw says:

    The Rubyrita is calling my name!

  65. Cori says:

    Mulled apple cider sounds like a perfect fall drink!

  66. Claire says:

    NO Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies look aamamaamaazing!

  67. Raneen says:

    Just made these, they are delicious!!
    Definitley the best muffins I made

  68. TC says:

    Hmmm, the White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding recipe sounds delicious!

  69. Sarah O. says:

    The chocolate cheesecake, it kills me.

  70. Greta says:

    The Banana Foster Frappe looks easy and mouth-watering! I would love to try it.

  71. Adriana says:

    I would love to make their coconut rum balls! these carrot muffins sound delicious!

  72. My kids and I would love the grape popsicles!

  73. Debbie B says:

    i saw a recipe called Celebration Cake that i would love to try!

  74. These muffins sound incredible! I can’t wait to give them a try! 🙂

  75. Jessie C. says:

    I’d like to make Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  76. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like ot make hte Spicy Fiesta Slaw. Thanks.

  77. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would make the Ambrosia Waldorf Salad

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  78. Sharon says:

    The Pumpkin Pecan Muffins would be perfect for the coming holiday season. Thanks!

  79. gracechristi says:

    The apricot cookies!

  80. Melanie says:

    I want to make the White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding. Sounds delicious.

  81. kaholly says:

    With so many delicious looking recipes to choose from, it was difficult to pick just one. I thought I might try the Coffee Baked Beans first.

  82. Amy Tong says:

    Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake is what I want to try. So pretty and sounds delicious. 🙂

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  83. sy says:

    These pictures are too funny. thanks for the recipe, I’d like to make the coconut rum balls.
    songyueyu at gmail

  84. Melinda says:

    Red Berry Popsicles I love fruity desserts 🙂

  85. sean says:

    the Ambrosia Waldorf Salad sounds great and not too challenging

    seanm1999 at hotmail dot com

  86. Norma says:

    I’d like to try the Cranberry Chutney recipe

  87. LAMusing says:

    Spiced Apple Quesadillas!

  88. Tina M says:

    Chocolate Cheesecake

  89. Coconut Rum Balls … yummy-looking!

  90. Tiffany Winner says:

    I would like to make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies thismomwins@gmail.com

  91. Georgia says:

    I would love to try the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole for sure!!


  92. Lee says:

    My favorite recipe to try would be No-Bake Cocoa Crisp Squares.

  93. Eugenie says:

    From The Raw website I want to make the Chinese Chicken Salad recipe.

  94. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would like to make the Coconut Rum Balls

    rounder9834 at yahoo dot com

  95. Monica L. says:

    I would love to try making the Coconut Rum Balls – mm! Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Christina Tong says:

    I want to make the Chinese Chicken Salad, yummy! I love the Salad dressing.


  97. Christina Tong says:

    I tweeted about this promotion: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/249757820197666817


  98. I want to make the White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding! thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  99. Karen Medlin says:

    I would love to try out Homemade Stevia Marshmallow Creme !
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  100. Kerry says:

    I want to make the Chocolate Cheesecake!

  101. I’d like to make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  102. susan marie says:

    Several recipes caught my eye, so I made sure to bookmark the site! The Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese will be one of the first to try. I have kept Sugar In The Raw as a staple for years – my husband and I both use it in our coffee, and I bake with it as well. Thank you for the contest!

  103. I would love to make the Mulled Apple Cider or the Coconut Rum Balls 🙂 I love a good contest, much appreciated!

  104. These muffins look awesome!!! I would like to make the No Bake Peanut Putter Cookies to pack in my daughters lunches.

  105. Holly Quinn says:

    I would love to try the Coconut Rum Balls, they look delicious, decadent, and healthy.

  106. maria cantu says:

    I would make the whole wheat cinnamon raisin bread pudding.

  107. Emily N. says:

    I want to make the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole recipe!

  108. Lindsay Newcomb says:

    I’m dying to make the chocolate chip blondies!

  109. Betty C says:

    Those muffins look great. I’d start with the No-Bake Nutty Oat Bars and probably try something new every day.

  110. Jammie says:

    I would love to make the turkey sloppy janes! yummy we love sloppy joes, so I would love to see what the new twist would be. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  111. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to make the Mexican Meatloaf with Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

  112. meredith says:

    the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole sounds amazing

  113. Sarah L says:

    I want to make the mulled-apple-cider:
    Thanks for the contest.

  114. anash says:

    i would make the Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
    thanks for a great giveaway

  115. Kay says:

    I’ll be making these, veganizing for the office.

  116. nannypanpan says:

    i’d like the mulled apple cider recipe

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