April 12, 2015

Healthy Carrot Apple Muffins

Hello again,

Today I have another recipe to share with you guys. I promise that I will have more than just recipes eventually. Sometimes it is just easier to bake during nap time instead of trying to not be loud doing other things. Our floors squeak really bad in our hallway that all of the bedrooms are in. Like, you better be a ninja to get down that hall if Braxton is sleeping because one wrong move will wake him up. With his big boy room at the end of that hall, I can only work in there while he is awake and someone else is watching him. So nap time baking it is.

Luis asked me to make something a little bit healthier this time around, and I agreed completely. I decided to make a healthy muffin that we could enjoy as well as Braxton. Maybe I would feel a little less guilty if I ate three of these, right?

Healthy Carrot Apple Muffins (adapted from original)                            

1 cup white flour                                            1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder                                     2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt                                                       2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 eggs                                                           1 cup applesauce
3/4 cup brown sugar                                       2 cups shredded carrot
1 cup dried apple pieces

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with liners. I did both regular and mini muffins, so I lined both trays.

2. In a large bowl whisk together both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

3. In a seperate bowl mix together the eggs, applesauce and brown sugar. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just moistened.

4. Stir in carrots until just mixed, then add the dried apple pieces. Try not to over mix.

5. Pour into prepared liners until they are 2/3 full. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan after 5 minutes and finish cooling on a wire rack.

For healthy these muffins were pretty good. Braxton gobbled up the mini muffins in one bite, which was a huge victory. If my little guy likes them, then they must be good. I ended up with 12 regular muffins and 24 mini muffins, which was the perfect amount.

So if you are looking for a healthy muffin recipe that's toddler approved, look no further. This recipe is great as it is, but has the potential for lots of varieties by changing the ingredients slightly. 

If you have a winning combination, feel free to share.


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