Carrot & Apple Muffins


Bright orange carrots, sweet apples & crunchy nuts come together to make your morning come alive! A wonderful way of making yourself alert & encouraging you to make a great start to an active day at work, school or play.

These muffins are moist due to the carrots & apples. They keep well & make excellent snacks or breakfast muffins & are a healthier addition to a lunch box than cake or biscuits. It is also a tasty way of getting your child to eat more fruit, vegetables & nuts.

Carrot & Apple Muffins are lightly sweet & has a lovely aroma of cinnamon. They are also packed with fruit & fiber. Enjoy them warm or cold with a hot cup of tea, coffee or milk… Here’s inviting you to a breakfast with muffins!! 😀

Ingredients :

  • 320 gms. fresh Carrots (about 2-3 peeled & grated carrots)
  • 1 small fresh Apple (peeled, cored & grated)
  • 175 gms. Refined Flour (Maida)
  • 150 gms. Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking pwd.
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon pwd.
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 120 ml. Vegetable Oil/any cooking oil
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Essence
  • 60 gms. Walnuts (toasted & roughly chopped)
  • ¼ tsp. Salt

Method :
Preheat the oven at 180C.

Place paper liners in 12 muffin cups (or you may use moulded paper ice-cream  cups like I did).

Toast the walnuts for about 8 mins. or until lightly browned & fragrant.

Turn the walnuts from time to time so that they are evenly roasted.

Be alert while toasting or they may burn!

Let the walnuts cool completely & then chop them roughly.

In a large bowl, sift & then whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking pwd., salt & cinnamon pwd. Stir in the walnuts.

In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, oil & vanilla essence & fold along with the grated carrot & apple into the flour mixture.

Stir just until moistened. Do not over stir.

Distribute the batter evenly with an ice-cream scoop or a round spoon into the prepared muffin cups & bake for 20-25 mins. or do the toothpick test.

Serve the carrot & apple muffins warm.

Enjoy them plain or with your favorite topping.

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  1. These muffins taste just as delicious as they look! i tried it out today and it was a real success! Thank you Aunty for your lovely recipe =)

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