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Apple Carrot Muffins

These muffins are fluffy, sweet, and packed with wholesome ingredients including apples, carrots and whole-wheat flour. Kids can help prepare the entire dish since it doesn’t require an electric mixer. These muffins are a perfect treat for school parties or potlucks because they are easy to transport and everyone loves them!


  • Prep Time : 25 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 50 min


12 muffins


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup apple, peeled and grated (about 1 apple)
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled and grated (about 1 carrot)


Adults: Preheat oven to 350.

Kids 2 and Up: In a large bowl, mix the flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, apples and carrots.  Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well.  Line two standard 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

Kids 6 and Up: Divide the batter evenly among prepared muffin cups, filling each one about three-quarters full.

ADULTS:Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes. When a toothpick comes out clean from 1 or 2 of the muffins in the center of the pan, remove them from the oven. Cool the muffins for at least 1 hour before frosting them with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting (page 118) or serve them plain.

KID TIP: -Leave the carrot grating to the bigger kids (age 8 and up) since it can be tricky for the small kids.
COOKING TIPS: -Gala or McIntosh apples are good for baking. -If you’re preparing these for a large gathering, I recommend making mini-muffins so that you can serve more people. Remember to reduce the baking time to 15-18 minutes, since they bake faster than the regular-sized ones.


Recipe from Easy Meals to Cook with Kids © 2010 by Julie Negrin


About Julie Negrin


I am a nutritionist, cooking instructor, blogger, and the author of, Easy Meals to Cook with Kids. My website is www.julienegrin.com.




3 Responses to Apple Carrot Muffins

  1. avatar says: frippie

    Something happened to your list of preparation directions! Looks like a bunch got deleted before or as you were posting this. It starts in the middle of a word on #3. Please correct this and notify me when you have. This sounds like a great recipe and I really want to try it! Thank you.

    • Thanks Frippie, you are hired! I found the rest and fixed it.

      • avatar says: frippie

        Thank you for the corrections! I’m sorry, but sometimes I can’t help but see errors. If you’re serious about an editing job, please contact me. (I must have left half a dozen comments on errors I found yesterday – I was just trying to find a recipe that would work for me!)

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