These Carrot Apple Muffins are good for you, and super easy to make! Loaded with fiber, healthy fats, and protein, these muffins meet my perfect snack trifecta. Carrot Apple Muffins make a delicious breakfast, or the perfect snack for any time of day. Or, add them to a brunch spread for a satisfying treat that’s not too sweet. They’d be great for an upcoming Easter brunch menu!
These muffins were inspired by one of my students. I’m a professional teaching assistant at my alma mater, National University of Natural Medicine. I support students and faculty, and one of my main functions is grading. One week in the foundational Culinary Skills class is dedicated to baking. As I was reviewing students’ submissions, one student’s carrot quick bread recipe submission really intrigued me. My initial reaction was - do these ingredients really work together?! There’s so many ingredients in there - and they’re all things I love - but do they really all work together?
I can assure you, they do. I played around with amounts and added just a touch of sweetness from Medjool dates, as well as adjusted the methods to make muffins, and the results are amazing - tender, fluffy, tasty muffins. Plus, they’re super easy to make - everything is done in a food processor. The apple, carrots, and dates get pulsed until very finely chopped, then you add the remaining ingredients to make the batter. These muffins come together quickly, making them great for a weekend meal prep session, or an easy weekend breakfast or snack. Give them a try - I hope you think they’re amazing, too!
Original publication date: March 22, 2021 // Post and photos updated March 10, 2022
These Carrot Apple Muffins are packed with good-for-you ingredients including a fruit, a vegetable, protein and healthy fat! They're a delicious breakfast or snack on the go.
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