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 as 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.
⭐Why This Recipe Works
- 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.
- The muffin top is nice and crunchy while the texture inside is soft and moist.
- The flavor of these is 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!
- Sugar - I used all granulated sugar, but you can use half the amount of granulated sugar in the recipe and replace the other half with brown sugar if you wish.
- Cinnamon - adds warmth and sweetness to the muffins.
- Pureed carrot - 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 ½ cup servings.
📋Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
STEP 2: In a large mixing bowl combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
STEP 3: In another bowl beat together eggs, pureed carrot, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and milk.
STEP 4: Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix well with a spoon or spatula.
STEP 5: Pour the batter equally into 12-14 paper liners into a muffin pan or a greased muffin tin. They will be filled ⅔ full.
STEP 6: Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
STEP 7: Place on a wire rack to cool.
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Tip 1: Like most baked goods, these taste great just out of the oven. If you serve them to kids, you will want to be sure they are cooled down first.
Tip 2: If allergies aren't an issue feel free to add ½ cup of chopped walnuts.
You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or in the fridge for 4 days.
I use the puree in pasta, soups, and these yummy muffins.
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Carrot Muffin Recipe for Kids
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- In another bowl beat together eggs, pureed carrot, oil, vanilla and milk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the batter equally into 12-14 muffins cups or a greased muffin tin. They will be filled ⅔ full.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- 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.
- If allergies aren't an issue feel free to add ½ cup of chopped walnuts.