It was at a Starbucks in Japan when I had my first carrot muffin. I loved that muffin because not only did it sound healthy but it was good too. The muffin had carrots in it...should be healthy, right? Well, I bet it wasn't. It was big, rich, and incredibly sweet, and that was exactly how the Japanese describe as "American taste." The muffin was too sugary and greasy to be healthy. But, that was all good. I was young, and I could afford to eat such decadent muffins anytime I wanted. Now the times have changed, and I'm at a point where I should watch my diet more carefully Thus, I present to you, my recipe for truly healthy, yet tasty, carrot muffins. These muffins are less sweet and less oily than regular muffins, but the raisins and walnuts give enough flavor to satisfy your taste buds.