Apple Carrot Muffins

Apple Carrot Muffins

It’s time to get your baking on! These Apple Carrot Muffins are the perfect way to use up what you have in your fridge. They’re quick, easy and delicious. Plus they’re a great way to sneak some veggies into those picky little eaters. If you don’t have any apples or carrots hanging around, I’m sure these muffins would be just as yummy with bananas or sweet potatoes too!
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prep: 15 mins cook: 20 mins additional: 25 mins total: 60 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 1 dozen muffins

Ingredients:

¾ cup peeled and finely chopped apple

1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 ¾ cups bran cereal

¾ cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup white sugar

¼ cup canola oil

1 egg

¾ cup grated carrot

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

Mix bran cereal, flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Beat egg, buttermilk, and canola oil in a separate bowl. Pour liquid ingredients into bran mixture; gently stir in apple, carrot, and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing muffins to finish cooling on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 186 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 28.8g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 16.1mg; sodium 237.6mg.

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