{Nourished Kids} Apple Carrot Muffins

It’s hard to find recipes that are nutritious yet still tasty when you want to bake something for your kiddos. Fortunately, we ran across this recipe on Annie’s Noms and we only switched up a few ingredients! These kid friendly muffins are chock full of apple and carrot, with very little added sugar. Feel good about giving your child these nutritious treats for breakfast or dessert. 

Apple Carrot Muffins

Apple Carrot Muffins

Recipe from: www.anniesnoms.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Gluten Free Flour Blend (or whole wheat flour if not avoiding gluten)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy free milk
  • 1/2 cup neutral flavored oil, such as sunflower, safflower, or avocado

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin tin.
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold carefully until all ingredients are incorporated. Scoop the mixture into the muffin cups until they are about ¾ of the way full.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for *40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and let cool completely. These muffins freeze well for up to three months.

*Cooking times may vary depending on type of flour used and how full the muffin pans are filled.

 

Bios:

Stefanie Gates, chef, is a regular contributor to our blog and a culinary advisor for PreviMedica. She enjoys developing recipes and creating cooking videos to share with our readers, as well as working one-on-one with our clients to teach them valuable cooking skills. You can learn more about her here.

 

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