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Healthy Moist Carrot Muffins

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots about 2-3 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite mix-ins chocolate chips, raisins, or walnuts, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease with butter, oil or cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl whisk the egg, applesauce, honey, butter, and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir ingredients together until just combined and there are still some spots of flour remaining.

  3. Fold in the shredded carrots and 1/2 cup of your favorite add-ins. Mix just until combined (don't overmix).

  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. To store, cover with plastic wrap at room temperature for u to 3 days.