Carrot-Apple Muffins: A Delicious Recipe for the Whole Family

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I am constantly looking for ways to incorporate more fruit and vegetables into my children's diets. Looking at what I had available in my refrigerator one weekend, I was inspired to create these carrot-apple muffins. I was a little worried that the carrot might be too strong (and be detected by my boys), but fortunately, they were really good and moist! 

You can also substitute the carrot for zucchini, and use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. If you don't have buttermilk, try Greek yogurt. You can use all substitutes with the same measurements as the recipe below.

Carrot-Apple Muffins Adapted from Food Babbles


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon allspice
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk 
1/3 cup unsweetened, natural applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup grated apples


– In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and allspice.

– In a second, larger bowl, mix together the sugar, egg, buttermilk, applesauce, vanilla extract, carrots, and apples.

– Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until moistened. Do not over-mix.

– Divide the batter among 12 muffins cups (I used silicone muffin liners).

– Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

– Cool on a wire rack.

– Store the muffins in an airtight container; they should be good for at least two days.


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Carrot-Apple Muffins: A Delicious Recipe for the Whole Family

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, she traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison is a former blogger (Writing, Wishing), and her writing has been featured on Mamalode,On Parenting at The Washington Post,The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, Club Mid, She is one of 35 essayists ... More

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  1. Profile photo of LIZ says:

    i love this recipe, my mom use to do it all the time

  2. Profile photo of elizabeth elizabeth says:

    my daughter would love these

  3. Profile photo of Sky Sky says:

    It doesn’t say what temperature!? 350?

  4. Profile photo of Jessica Jessica says:

    Trying it! Sounds delicious.

  5. Profile photo of Wiley Wiley says:

    I’ll definitely be cooking this for my son. I’m sure he will love it. Thank you.

  6. Profile photo of myra myra says:

    My son loves apple and carrot anything. Can’t waiting to make these for him!!!


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