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Apple Carrot Muffins

Apple Carrot Muffins

These muffins are fluffy, sweet, and packed with wholesome ingredients including apples, carrots and whole-wheat flour. Kids can help prepare the entire dish since it doesn’t require an electric mixer. 

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  • 12 MuffinsServings


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup apple, peeled and grated (about 1 apple)
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled and grated (about 1 carrot)



1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Kids 2 and up: 

2. In a large bowl, mix flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  In a separate, medium-sized bowl, combine eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, apples, and carrots. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir well.  Line two standard 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

Kids 6 and up: 

3. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups, filling each one about three-quarters full.


4. Bake muffins at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or when a toothpick comes out clean from 1 or 2 center muffins. Cool the muffins for 1 hour. 

Kid Tip: Leave carrot grating to bigger kids (age 8 and up), since it can be tricky for the small kids.

Cooking Tips: Gala or McIntosh apples are best for baking. To make mini muffins, reduce baking time to 15 to 18 minutes, since they bake faster than the regular-sized muffins.

Source: Recipe from Easy Meals to Cook with Kids© 2010 by Julie Negrin