These tasty bite-sized muffins come with a wholesome twist parents can feel good about. Better yet, kids can bake ’em themselves!
These applesauce muffins are easy to mix up by hand. You can add a secret healthy ingredient for extra flavor and nutrition: grated carrot. For a simpler muffin, skip the carrots.
This recipe involves baking in the oven, so brush up on your safety skills before you begin. This is a good recipe to work on with a parent or older sibling.
Carrot Applesauce Bites
Makes 24 mini muffins
- 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup grated carrot
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two 12-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners or grease the cups.
- Stir the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl. Mix in the brown sugar. Then add the melted butter and applesauce. Stir in the grated carrot.
- Pour the applesauce mixture over the flour mixture, and stir until all the flour is mixed in.
- Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each one about two-thirds full.
- Bake the muffins for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown.