Carrot & Apple Muffins

These gently spiced fruity muffins contain freshly grated carrots and apple. Get your little ones in the kitchen to help make these Carrot & Apple Muffins and decorate them as cute little bears.


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150g self-raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
40g caster sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
125ml sunflower oil
100ml maple syrup
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 apple, peeled, cored and grated
75g carrots, peeled and grated
Dried apricots


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder , cinnamon and ginger  in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Beat lightly with a wire whisk  until blended. Add the grated apple, carrots and raisins to the liquid mixture.
  5. Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined but don’t over mix.
  6. Fill the muffin cups with the batter until two thirds full. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Leave the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Get the kids to decorate the muffins with dried apricots and blueberries to turn their muffins into cute little bears.

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