Apple Carrot Walnut Muffins {Breakfast Recipe}

I hosted a playgroup playdate at my house yesterday morning and didn't really have much planned in the form of snacks. I had the usual toddler fair of goldfish, snappea crisps, and pretzels but nothing of substance for the mamas. So I asked Ethan what he wanted. And like your typical kid he asked for cupcakes. So I made the next best thing.

I grabbed one of my recipe books and started flipping. And fell upon a recipe that I had all of the ingredients for (sans a few substitutions). And the results were pretty darn yummy. I'll definitely be making these muffins for future get-togethers.

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Apple Carrot Nut Muffins
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup greek fat-free yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small apple, shredded
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or prep with cupcake liners.

In a large bowl whisk flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt together until well mixed.  In a separate large bowl whisk the egg. Add yogurt, vanilla, and butter. Stir until combined.

Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated together. Do not over mix. Batter will be thick and dough-like. Fold in apples, carrots, and nuts.

Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to fill muffin tins 2/3rds of the way full. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Top each muffin with sugar blend. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

12 servings | 3 WW+ Points*

*by omitting the nuts you can reduce this recipe to 2 WW+ points each


10 comment(s) with love:

Grace said... Reply To This Comment

Now when I see recipes and the finished product I always ask myself, "Why don't I live next door to her so I can be her voluntary taste sampler?" They look great and I'll print this recipe out and try it.

Randi Moncur said... Reply To This Comment

yum!

Shopping Tips and Tricks said... Reply To This Comment

Pinned it to Pinterest! Thanks!

royalegacy said... Reply To This Comment

I can almost smell them right now. Pinned to save and share. Thanks, Danielle

Carolyn M said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this is an incredible recipe! Thanks so much for your hard work and clever thinking in creating these :o)

Kat said... Reply To This Comment

I pinned this. I want to try this thanks.

Darcy said... Reply To This Comment

What a great way to sneak in some carrots!

LOVE MELISSA:) said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so incredible and healthy!

UntrainedHairMom said... Reply To This Comment

These sound good, I love apple-carrot juice, something about the combo..I would love to try these.

Kecia said... Reply To This Comment

These look yummy, and sound healthy! I should make them for my son, who is currently against carrots lol