These carrot cake protein muffins are made with the best ingredients, super moist and easy to make.
Preheat oven to 350F
Grease a 12-muffin muffin pan or use liners.
Using a blender or food processor, turn the rolled oats and dates into a fine flour. I used my Vitamix for this task. 45 seconds at full speed was sufficient.
Transfer the contents of your blender to a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup protein powder, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1 tsp powdered ginger. Stir until well combined then make a well in the center.
In a separate bowl (I used my measuring cup), melt the butter in the microwave, it will take between 30 seconds to a minute, depending on the unit. (Alternately, you can melt it on the stove.) Then, incorporate the rest of the wet ingredients. Stir until smooth
Pour and fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones, stirring gently until just combined. Do not over-stir.
Fold in the carrots, again stirring gently.
Transfer the batter evenly to your greased muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Start checking the muffins around the 18-minute mark with a toothpick. Your muffins are ready when it comes out clean.
Place on a cooling rack to cool down.
Pour the warm frosting evenly on your muffins. Instructions for frosting below.
Melt the 1/4 cup coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Do NOT overheat as it will cook the powder. (Coconut oil was measured melted)
Pour 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp protein powder into the melted coconut oil and stir until smooth.