Preheat oven to 350°. Place about 15 paper baking cups in muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray.
Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Whisk together pineapple and next 4 ingredients; add pineapple mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in carrots, pecans, and raisins. Spoon batter into baking cups, filling about two-thirds full.
Bake at 350° for 22 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
As others have said, these are not overly sweet and the fruit really shines through. I used a fine shred on the carrot and I'm glad I did. I also used 3 whole eggs. Next time I will add a little bit of clove or allspice to the mix.
These turned out great. The muffins were very moist and not too sweet. I usually like more spice in carrot cake so I may add a little pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg next time but they are also very yummy the way the recipe reads. I like to fix muffins/cupcakes with fruit/vegetables to help add extra produce when you wouldn't otherwise expect it. The crushed pineapple is a really nice touch.
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