Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Carrot Apple Muffins

Even during the heat of the summer we like to make muffins. Muffins are a simple, portable foods that are family friendly. The girls love to make and consume muffins so we tend to make them often. This batch is a little different as it does not have visible additions. We used a carrot puree and applesauce to flavor the batch so they were pretty plain to the girls.

Do yourself a favor and give these muffins a cool name like Orange Muffins or Super-Hero Muffins as children are sometime put off by the idea of carrot in muffins. My girls love putting additions inside of muffins so they were fine with carrot.

Carrot Apple Muffins
  • 2 cups flour (we used Whole Wheat Pastry flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 4 tbsp purred carrot (more would be just fine, less is not noticeable)
  • Optional, raisins, nuts, chopped apple
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. In a large bowl mix the apple juice, egg, butter, applesauce, and carrot. After all combined stir in the flour mixture and then add up to 1 cup of additions in any combo you like. Bake in greased or lined muffin tins at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes. 

Mise en place.

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I wish I had a finished product picture of this batch but we ate them too fast. They went into the oven right before bed and we had them for breakfast and snacks for the next few days. It is amazing how fast we can eat up a batch of 12 muffins.

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