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Carrot and Applesauce Muffins

These are our favourite muffins at the moment.

Often when I experiment with healthy muffin recipes they turn out a bit dry. Not these. These muffins are moist and delicious.

These make a great breakfast on the go (my 15 year old rarely has time to sit down for breakfast!) and my two little ones love these muffins in their lunch boxes.

I usually round them out with a boiled egg or two and some fruit. My 7 and 4 yr old love it when lunch consists of something other than a sandwich and these are made with all things nice so you can feel good when you add them to your kids lunch box!

Personally, I love these with a nice cup of hot coffee ;)

Recipe adapted from: 100daysofrealfood.com

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Carrot and Applesauce Muffins
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YIELDS: 12 muffins
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
  3. In another bowl beat the egg. Add the honey, vanilla, apple sauce and the melted coconut oil. Fold in the grated carrots.
  4. Mix wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Do not over mix. The batter will be fairly thick at this point.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes then remove from pan and let them finish cooling on a wire rack.
  7. Enjoy!
NOTES
My seven year old doesn't appreciate bits of veggies in her muffins so I prefer to chop the carrots in my small food chopper. The carrots end up looking like little orange dots in the muffins and the kids are non the wiser!

 

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  • Anonymous July 12, 2014, 12:45 pm

    Simple and tasty!

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