Apple & Carrot Muffins


These are one of my favourite muffins and they are so easy to make. They are great for breakfast, kid’s lunch boxes or a snack. Using wholemeal flour helps to boost the fibre content and adding grated carrot and apple keeps the muffins moist and gives them a delicious fruit flavour.

Apple & Carrot Muffins
5 minutes
20-30 minutes
Best for
12 large muffins
Suitable for freezing


  • 75g self raising flour and 75g wholemeal flour
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 25g dried skimmed milk powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 50ml honey
  • 50ml maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ vanilla essence
  • 1 large apple, peeled and grated
  • 75g carrots, peeled and grated
  • 75g raisins

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Combine the flour, skimmed milk powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, sugar and ginger in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the honey, maple syrup, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla essence. Beat lightly with a balloon whisk until blended.
  4. Add the grated apple, carrots and raisins to the liquid mixture, pour all of this into the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
  5. Line a muffin tray with paper cups and fill until two-thirds full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. You can also make mini muffins which are ideal for children; they will take about 15 minutes to bake.


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  • its cool thanks for this wonderful app. now I can bake better :) ..

    24 May 2015

  • Skimmed milk powder? Can I use something else? I don’t have any!

    15 Apr 2015

  • very tasty and soooo moist and soft yummy yummy

    19 Mar 2015

  • I am keen to try these. Is the wholemeal flour plain or self-raising?

    21 Jan 2015

  • Thanks to everyone for their feedback on this recipe! We have now added the sugar into the method, so don’t worry about leaving it out! AK Team

    AK Team
    12 Aug 2014

  • I was a bit skeptical these would taste nice (milk powder?!) but they were lovely! Yes the recipe does forget to tell you to add the sugar so bear that in mind and don’t forget it. Super easy to make though and I’ve made them a few times now and they’ve always tasted nice.

    22 Jul 2014

  • These are nice. Recipe not the clearest, but just lob all ingredients in a bowl! Dead easy! Used a splash of milk instead of dried milk powder, omitted honey as my little one is 8months. Moist, tasty, firm enough for little hands but soft enough for no teeth! :-)

    05 Apr 2014

  • Hi! Ive made these today and they tasted of the veg oil and the receipe doesnt tell me when to put the sugar in and so i only noticed it was missing as i was about to fill the muffins trays!!! So it went in last.

    Did anyone else taste of the oil? My youngest is very fussy and im affraid he wont like them because of the oil smell and taste! Its too late at night now for me to try so tomorrow will be my test!

    27 Jan 2014

  • These are gorgeous.  At first I was a bit sceptical regarding all the ingredients but they truly all work together (I did double the cinnamon though as both my son and I love it).  I was also in two minds to omit the raisins but I’m very glad I didn’t.  However, my son took about two mouthfuls and didn’t want any more.  He’s the same with the gorgeous banana muffins.  Oh well, guess I’ll just have to keep on trying - and family & friends and myself will reap the benefits if he doesn’t eat them again!

    30 Sep 2010

  • very delicious and moist.My children like these muffins.

    18 Jan 2010

  • I’m pretty sure some guesswork will get us there but, as written, the dry ingredients are left in a bowl on the side!

    06 Jan 2010

  • These are so delicious and moist!However,my son objected to the grated carrots and would pick them out. The next time I made them I used 3oz pureed carrot and he ate them with no hesitation! It didn’t affect the outcome and the muffins were just as yummy :)

    15 Mar 2009

  • very nice very sweet must be the honey really easy to make
    will definately be making these regularly

    04 Nov 2008

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