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Apple Carrot Muffins

A moist, flavourful snack for your kids that is  just the perfect balance of sweetness from the apples and carrots.  These treats are a great recipe to make with your kids as they can practice lots of cooking skills like grating, measuring and mixing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cups walnuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup grated apple about 1 apple
  • 1 cup grated carrots about 2 carrots, peeled
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

  • Position rack in the center of the oven Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper muffin cups.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, walnuts and raisins.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, apple, carrot, melted butter and honey. Add to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.**Do NOT over mix the batter.
  • Spoon Batter into the muffin cups, filling each to the brim. Bake until the muffins are nicely brown on top and a knife inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Allow muffins to cool completely before storing.
  • Store leftover muffins in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. If you like them warm, reheat on low power in the microwave.

Notes

Source: “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.” by Shalene Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky