Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Soft and full of flavor, these apple carrot oatmeal muffins {a.k.a. morning glory muffins} feature whole wheat goodness to start your day.

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Packed with moisture, these muffins feature honeycrisp apples and sweet carrots and a surprise of tangy dried cranberries.

Mornings are busy in my house.

And we don’t always have time to sit down to a nicely prepared breakfast.

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I’m always creating new recipes to feed my family that are healthy and guilt-free.

These morning glory muffins pack a nutritious punch of fruits and vegetables in each bite.

Any way I can sneak fruits and vegetables into my kids I do!

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My kids are big fans of my double chocolate zucchini muffins which also feature sweet carrots and whole wheat flour.

Because I was out of zucchini and the kids were asking for muffins, I had to get creative in the kitchen.

I had plenty of apples and carrots in the fridge and hence this new recipe was born.

The trick to making these muffins super moist is being generous with the shredded carrots and grated apple.

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The hardest part is grating the carrots and making sure your fingers stay intact.

I used a steel box grater but a food processor would also work well.

And it’s easier on the fingers!

These muffins would also be delicious with pecans sprinkled on top.

And while I kept this recipe simple, a half a teaspoon of cinnamon and allspice would add warmth to the muffins and be ideal for fall.

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Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Soft and full of flavor, these apple carrot oatmeal muffins {a.k.a. morning glory muffins} feature whole wheat goodness to start your day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dried cranberry

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a 12-tin muffin tray with cooking spray.
  • Using a mixer beat the eggs, sugars, oil, and vanilla making sure there are no lumps from the brown sugar.
  • Slowly add in the flour, oats salt, baking soda and baking powder until well mixed.
  • Add in the dried cranberries, grated apple and grated carrots until just combined.
  • Pour the mixture into greased 12 muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes. Allow the muffins to cool before removing them from the tins.


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16 thoughts on “Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins”

  • These muffins look perfect! I love that you included both grated carrot and apples… oats are fab too. These will be great for a quick breakfast. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • No guilt feeding these treats for snack or for starting the day!

  • Yum- so many perfect fall flavors! These would be a great breakfast or even a side with a spicy chili!

    • Yes…I love this idea. They would be delicious with chili 🙂

    • Carrots and apples to start the day. Deliciously!

    • There is a little bit of everything in these muffins. They are perfect for fall.

  • These are perfectly healthy snacks for a quick breakfast or after school snack. Love the flavour combinations in these too.

    • They do make a great after school snack. Thanks Michelle 🙂

  • Hello! I think I did something wrong- mine came out SUPER dry! had to toss them. 🙁

    • Oh No … the secret to this recipe is being generous with the apple and carrot. You don’t have to be precise so added fruit and veg is a bonus. You could also add a half a cup of applesauce and increase the oil a table spoon at a time to this recipe. Let me know if you try this again and how they turn out.

  • 2 stars
    I’ve made this recipe a couple times. Thought I made a mistake the first time because after adding the flour it was thick and pasty like play dough and no amount of grates carrots and apple was going to make it even remotely pourable. Adding multiple cups of apple sauce was the only way I could make the batter less pasty. This second time around was no different.

    • Hi Christy…sorry you experienced this. A few tips: use a mixer for the wet ingredients then mix in the dry ingredients gently or even fold in by hand. You don’t want to overmix and over create gluten; be precise with the oil and if you add applesauce don’t add to much. You’ll want to also increase the oil if your batter is too thick, adding a tablespoon at a time until the consistency is right. Good luck 🙂

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