Apple Carrot Muffins


Apple Carrot Muffins are ideal for getting your children to eat for fruits and vegetables. This fool proof recipe below will leave your children asking for more.

These muffins are great for various times during the day. They can be eaten at breakfast, for children’s lunches, as a snack after school or even after diner.

This recipe yields 12 large muffins. You can also make mini muffins, since they appeal more to children. These muffins can be frozen for later.

What you will need :

–          150 g of plain wholemeal flour

–          50 g of granulated sugar

–          25 g dried skimmed milk powder

–          1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder

–          ½ teaspoon of cinnamon

–          ½ teaspoon of ground ginger

–          ¼ teaspoon of salt

–          125ml of vegetable oil

–          60ml of honey

–          60ml of maple syrup

–          2 eggs, lightly beaten

–          ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence

–          1 large apple

–          75g of carrots

–          75g of raisins

Instructions :

1. Take the large apple and carrots, peel them and grate them. If your child normally doesn’t like apples and carrots, you could use apple and carrot puree with the same weight.

2. Pre-heat the oven to 180C ( 350F/ Gas 4 ).

3. Take a large bowl and mix together the following ingredients: flour, skimmed milk powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and ginger.

4. In another bowl, mix together the honey, maple syrup, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla essence. Beat with a whisk until blended.

5. Add the apple, carrots and raisons to the second bowl and stir until just combined.

6. Combine wet and dry ingredients and fold together gently.

7. Take a muffin tray and fill each cup until two-thirds full.

8. Bake for 20 to 25 minuets, until golden brown.

9. Allow to cool before serving.