Healthy Applesauce Carrot Muffins

Healthy Applesauce Carrot Muffins – I don’t know if there is such a thing as having too many muffins recipes on your food blog, but if there is, I definitely qualify for it. To quote my 3.5-year-old, “I just love them.” And that should be reason enough to add another one to the repertoire.

These muffins are great in so many ways: they only dirty one bowl, use whole grains, are easily converted to be dairy free, taste amazing, are chock full of carrots, and use honey as a sweetener. They also freeze beautifully which is high, high, high on my lists of musts for muffins.

I love being able to pull out exactly as many as I need, quickly microwave them, then have them for a fast breakfast or a snack. Because they are so great from the freezer, I always double the recipe and that’s what is posted below.

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Healthy Applesauce Carrot Muffins

Healthy applesauce carrot muffins

barely adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, originally from 100 Days of Real Food
Printable Version

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil (or unsalted butter), melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ½ cups finely shredded carrots (about 3-5 medium carrots)

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line 2 12-cup muffins tins with liners. Lightly spray liners with cooking spray; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Whisk to combine.

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3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in coconut oil, honey, eggs, vanilla, and applesauce. Combine ingredients only until a few flour streaks remain. Add in carrots and stir gently.

4. Divide evenly between lined muffins tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of a muffins comes out clean. Let cool in muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Once cool, freeze in a freezer bag or store in an airtight container on the counter.

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Healthy Applesauce Carrot Muffins

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