Monday, May 20, 2013

Carrot Apple Walnut Muffins

My son was watching Curious George yesterday morning, and George and another character were baking carrot muffins for a bake sale in the episode. Of course as soon as it was over my son HAD to bake carrot muffins too. He went running into the kitchen asking me to follow him saying he had to get the ingredients out. So of course I followed. As he was getting the bowls and measuring cups out I quickly (like in 5 minutes) came up with this recipe. This is a yummy, healthy muffin that your whole family can enjoy starting at 12 months.



Here's what you need: Yields 9 muffins
1 cup stoneground whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats and flax (I used 1 package Nature's Path Oats and Flax oatmeal)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 oz organic applesauce
3 organic baby carrots grated
1/3 cup crushed walnuts
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs beaten



Preheat oven to 350F.  Mix all ingredients into a large mixing bowl until smooth. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking oil. Spoon batter into each slot (about 2 spoonfuls). Bake for 17 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Serve and enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Getting children to eat right is sometimes difficult, sometimes easy. It all depends on the temperament of the child, their eating habits and the tools at the parent's disposal.

    I think media and whatever surrounds a child can help to positively influence them. There are people who design television programs for kids and are aware of the how influential they can be in terms of nutrition, so they deliberately teach kids healthy eating habits.

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  2. My two kiddos (5 and 3) and I made these this morning in texas sized muffin pans and they were SO good! Seriously, so good. I think we will be making these on a reg basis for sure :) Thank you so much for this wonderful and delicious recipe.

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