How to Serve Easy Carrot Muffins for a Garden Party

4 easy carrot muffins served in small terra cotta flower pots lined with brown tulip cupcake liners and single shasta daisy in the center or each muffin pot sitting on a green cake pedestal

I recently hosted a garden inspired brunch for a friend’s birthday. I made these yummy muffins and want to share how to serve easy carrot muffins for a garden party.

Since it was a garden theme, I thought serving muffins in terra cotta pots would be so cute.

I found a yogurt a while back that was served in terra cotta pots and I had saved some of them, so that’s what I used.

But, you could easily purchase small terra cotta pots at Home Depot, Lowe’s or a garden supply to use, as well.

supplies for serving easy carrot muffins in terra cotta pots for a garden party theme

supplies for easy carrot muffins terra cotta pots brown straw brown paper tulip cupcake liners

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You will need:

small terra cotta pots
brown tulip cupcake liners
a brown or green straw (I used brown, because I already had them, but green would resemble a flower stem)

ingredients for easy carrot muffins

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

directions for making easy carrot muffins

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk until mixed together well.
  • Add in shredded carrots. Stir until well blended into the mixture.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into the wet ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  • Add flour and fold into the mixture until just combined. Be sure not to over mix once the flour is added.
  • Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

assembling easy carrot muffins in terra cotta pots for your garden party

As you can see, I not only served my easy carrot muffins in terra cotta pots, I made them look like a flower was growing out of the center.

carrot muffin inside small terra cotta flower pot withj shasta daisy in center


Here’s how to make your easy carrot muffins for garden party theme look like they are “growing”.

Bake your carrot muffins in brown tulip cupcake liners.

When they are done baking, place each muffin inside a small terra cotta pot.

Next, you will use a brown or green straw. I used brown because I already had those, but green ones would resemble a stem. You could also use clear, and the flower stem would show through.

Cut about 3-4 inch pieces from your straw, and gently push the pieces of the straw into the center of your carrot muffin.



Right before you are ready to serve your muffins at your garden party, place a flower stem into the straw.

I used shasta daisies for my garden party theme, but any flower you like will work fine.

carrot muffin in terra cotta pot with shasta daisy stem in center sitting beside garden party theme place setting



They looked so cute on my cake plate and at each place setting!

4 easy carrot muffins served in small terra cotta flower pots lined with brown tulip cupcake liners and single shasta daisy in the center or each muffin pot sitting on a green cake pedestal

In case you missed the garden party tablescape you can see that here.

And be sure and subscibe so you don’t miss a thing in the future.

a garden inspired place setting. A large terra cotta plant tray is used as a charger. A large white dinner plate topped with an ivy border salad plate is at each place setting. A garden glove is used to hold silverware to the left of the plate. A white linen napkin tied with jute and a sprig of fresh rosemary tops each plate and a carrot muffin served in small terra cotta flower pot lined with brown tulip cupcake liner and single shasta daisy in the center sits at the right of the place setting

Don’t you think it’s such a cute addition to a garden themed table??

Obviously, you could use any flower you have in your garden, or purchase an inexpensive bundle from the grocery store.

The sky is the limit with colors of flowers, so have fun with it and choose something that works with your color scheme.

You could also make cupcakes with frosting instead of muffins.

print the easy carrot muffin recipe…..

carrot muffin inside small terra cotta flower pot withj shasta daisy in center

Easy Carrot Muffins

These carrot muffins are super easy to make and are so moist and delicious! Dress them up with your favorite flower stem.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk until mixed together well.
  • Add in shredded carrots. Stir until well blended into the mixture.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into the wet ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  • Add flour and fold into the mixture until just combined. Be sure not to over mix once the flour is added.
  • Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Keyword carrot muffin, muffin, sweet bread

blessings and happy baking,

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7 thoughts on “How to Serve Easy Carrot Muffins for a Garden Party

  1. Michele, you are just the cutest! Your extra touches are so delightful. thanks for sharing them with all of us.

  2. Always LOVE your tablescapes. So creative and thought-filled.I made similar muffins to these with my class for a treat as part of a gardening lesson. I used the terra cotta pots too. But we used artificial flowers . Such a great idea to use a straw and real flowers! They were so adorable and the parents loved them!

  3. In addition to already have viewed your garden tablescape, which again is truly awesome, these are so precious! I plan to make the carrot muffins today! Another suggestion, and on a garden theme is making ‘worms in dirt’ which amounts to, if you haven’t heard, a clear plastic cup with crushed Oreos or similar type of dark cookie, at bottom of cup. Fill with chocolate pudding and then place two or three gummy worms on top with additional crushed cookies to resemble soil. Way cute too!! Thanks again in sharing your creativity!!

    1. Thanks so much and I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. And yes, I used to make “worms in dirt” dessert when my daughter was little.

    1. Thank you! They were fun to make and made a nice addition to the table.

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