Recipe

Carrot Spice Muffins

Yields 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray (Nonstick) or 12 muffin cup liners
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup raisins
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Instructions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 12 muffin cups with vegetable cooking spray or line with paper baking cups.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, sugar, vanilla, and oil; mix until well blended.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  • Step 4

    Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the applesauce mixture until just blended.

  • Step 5

    Stir in carrots and raisins.

  • Step 6

    Divide batter among the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.

  • Step 7

    Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Step 8

    Let cool 5 minutes. Remove muffins from muffin cups.

  • Step 9

    Cool completely and enjoy!

Citation

Recipe adapted from New York CACFP and available from What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl at: https://whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/quantity/child-nutrition-cnp/carrot-spice-muffins