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Apple & Carrot Muffins with Maple Syrup

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

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 12 muffins
Great for:  12-18 Months 18 Months-2 Years Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years
Suitable for Freezing
Ingredients
150 g plain wholemeal flour
75 g self raising flour
50 g brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
125 ml vegetable oil
60 ml honey
60 ml maple syrup
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large apple, peeled, cored & grated
75 g carrots, peeled & grated
65 g raisins
Method
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, honey, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla essence. Beat lightly with a wire whisk until blended. Add the grated apple, carrots and raisins to the liquid mixture and stir well.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined but don’t over mix or the muffins will become heavy.
  5. 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.
  6. Leave the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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