Grated carrot is a great addition to this muffin recipe, a firm family favourite in many households.


  • 225 g plain flour
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 ml maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 large apple, peeled & grated (75g)
  • 75 g carrots, peeled & grated
  • 60 g raisins
  • 30 g dried apples, chopped


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.  Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon ginger and salt in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, eggs and vanilla essence.  Beat lightly with a wire whisk until blended. Add the grated apple, carrots, dried apple and raisins to the liquid mixture and stir until just combined.
  2. Line a muffin tray with 12 paper cups and fill until two-thirds full.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.  You can also make mini muffins which are ideal for children they will take 15 to 20 minutes to bake.
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