I love muffins and always try to create new combinations.

This muffin is really yummy and the combination of the carrot and apple really make it so flavorful. If you’re not  fan of coconut, you could definitely swap it for chopped nuts. I don’t always bake with nuts because my daughter Tamara doesn’t like most nuts!

Here are some other muffin recipes:

Banana Choco Nut Muffins
Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Mixed Berry Bran Muffins
Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins
Savory Maple Squash Muffins

Homemade muffins make great snacks and you can freeze them individually so you can enjoy them at a later date! My house smelled so warm and delicious when these muffins were in the oven and home baked muffins are much healthier than store bought.

What’s your favorite muffin to bake?
I’d love to hear!

Carrot Apple Muffins

Yields 18 Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups finely shredded carrot
  • 1 medium/large apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup non dairy milk or low fat milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Line 18 muffin tins with parchment paper muffin liners and set aside. Set a rack in the middle of the oven and then preheat to 350°F.

Combine the flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Stir together the shredded carrot, apples, raisins and coconut in another bowl.

Add the eggs, oil, milk and vanilla in another bowl and beat with a hand mixer until creamy. Stir this mixture into the carrot mixture.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet mixture to it. Stir until moistened and the flour is all absorbed.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tins filling each one about 3/4 full. If using 2 x 12 cup muffin tins, put some water in the empty holes so they don’t burn.

Bake for 20 minutes in the middle of the oven until golden and the cake tester comes out clean.

Freeze leftovers.

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