I try to get some veggies into my kids any way I can. They do not like veggies, so I need to get pretty creative like I did with these Spinach Muffins. Since those were such a hit, I decided to try muffins again and add carrots instead of spinach. The result was this delicious Carrot Muffin Recipe for Kids (adults will love them too!). They are great for breakfast, snack, anytime. You can feel good giving them to your kids who will just eat them up, no questions asked. If you like these check out our other family friendly recipes.
This muffin recipe is simple to make. You just mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl and your wet ingredients in another and combine them.
This recipe uses carrot puree which is super easy to make. Boil carrots until tender and use a strong blender like the Ninja to puree them. I puree a large batch of carrots and then freeze them in 1/2 cup servings. I use the puree in pastas, soups and these yummy muffins.
Like most baked goods, these taste great just out of the oven. If you are serving them to kids, you will want to be sure they are cooled down first. The muffin top is nice and crunchy while the inside is soft and moist. They are not too sweet and you’d never know they had carrots in them. I didn’t tell my kids until after they ate them and they were surprised!
Makes 14 muffins.
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup pureed carrot
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
3. In another bowl beat together eggs, pureed carrot, oil, vanilla and milk.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
5. Pour the batter equally into 12-14 muffins cups or a greased muffin tin. They will be filled 2/3 full.
6. Bake for 20 minutes.
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