Apple & Carrot Muffins
|These are one of my favourite muffins and they are so easy to make. They are great for breakfast, kid lunch boxes or a snack. A tasty way to get your child to eat more fruit and vegetables.|
Around a quarter of mothers include cereal bars in their childs lunchbox. (Mintel) However many cereal bars marketed for children contain over 40% sugar with more calories from sugar than in a bar of chocolate. When you eat cereal with milk, much of the sugar is washed away from your teeth, whereas with bars, the combination of fat and sugar means it hangs around, giving bacteria time to get to work turning the sugar to the acids which cause decay.
150g (5 oz) plain wholemeal flour
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Combine the flour, skimmed milk powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and ginger in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine the honey, maple syrup, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla essence. Beat lightly with a wire whisk until blended.
Add the grated apple, carrots and raisins to the liquid mixture and stir until just combined.
Line a muffin tray with 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 about 15 minutes to bake.