Carrot and Apple Butter Muffins

Real Food for Real Kids - Carrot Muffin Recipe

Makes 12-15 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat or bran flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg or pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup local carrots (grated)
  • 1 large fresh local apple (grated)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup non-GMO sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 100% Ontario apple butter
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Grease muffin trays with non-GMO sunflower oil, or use Silpat muffin trays
  3. Mix eggs, oil, vanilla and Apple Butter and set aside
  4. Sift together; flour, baking soda, spices. Add carrots, apple, coconut and raisins
  5. Add egg/oil mixture and stir thoroughly
  6. Generously spoon mixture into muffin tins
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes

Real Food Tips:

  • Double the recipe and store the extras in the freezer, the chilled muffin will thaw by lunchtime when packed in your kiddos lunch bag.
  • Try sneaking in other veggies like shredded zucchini, beets, or puréed broccoli.