Dee's Healthier Carrot Apple Muffins

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Dee Stillwell

By
@LILLYDEE

In my quest to make healthier breakfasts that my family can grab n go...healthy muffins are the perfect answer. I can get alot of nutrition into them without it being detected. Now, instead of grabbing a high calorie, sugar, and fat, low nitrition granola bar, they grab 1 or 2 of these and a banana on the way out the door. They love them, and I feel good that they are eating a healthy breakfast. This is the newest version that I have made.
Don't be intimidated by the long ingredient list. They really do go together pretty quickly. Enjoy!
The flours in these are flexible, use what suits you.

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Serves:
Approx 24 muffins
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • WET INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 c
    plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c
    coconut oil
  • 1/4 c
    pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c
    agave syrup or necter (use 1/4 c more maple syrup if unavailable)
  • 1/4 c
    granulated honey (or stevia in the raw if unavailable)
  • 2
    eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    butter flavoring
  • 1/2 lb
    very finely chopped carrots, a 1/2 sm bag or 3 medium
  • 2
    apples, peeled and chopped in small pieces
  • DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 c
    coconut flour
  • 1/2 c
    almond flour
  • 1/2 c
    tapioca flour
  • 1/2 c
    gluten free flour, or ww pastry flour(if not making them gluten free)
  • 2/3 c
    quick oats
  • 1/3 c
    ground flax seed, about 1/4 c b4 grinding
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 2 tsp
    apple pie spice, or equivilent
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    each of ground ginger and nutmeg
  • 2/3 c
    dry fruit ie: raisins, craisins, or even dark chocolate chips
  • STREUSEL TOPPING

  • 2 Tbsp
    each of coconut oil(or butter), brown sugar, any flour, & ground flax seed
  • 1/4 c
    each of quick oats and sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp
    each of sesame, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp
    apple pie spice & a dash of sea salt

How to Make Dee's Healthier Carrot Apple Muffins

Step-by-Step

  1. I use the food processor with the chopping blade to prepare the carrots and apples. Chop until carrots are very finely chopped. remove from FP bowl and set aside. Chop apples to about 1/2 inch dice and set aside. Grind flax seed. Mix streusel topping and set aside.
    Measure out all dry ingredients, mix well and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Cream all wet ingredients in mixer bowl. Make sure eggs and yogurt are not ice cold from the fridge, so they don't solidify the coconut oil.
    Mix in the dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in dry fruit, nuts, or ?.
  3. Scoop the batter into lined muffin tins almost 3/4 full. Top with streusel mixture.
    Bake for about 25 minutes or until light brown. Enjoy!

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About Dee's Healthier Carrot Apple Muffins

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #apple, #Carrot




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