Easy One Bowl Apple Carrot Muffins are a great morning staple to have handy! Make a batch on Sunday and grab one on your way out the door all week. Simple, filling, delicious.
UPDATE September 2017. It’s been 6 years since I launched this site! This was the 2nd recipe I ever posted. I’ve made these Easy One Bowl Apple Carrot Muffins so many times since then, always with great results. The photos here have been updates and I have added a printer-friendly recipe card, but the recipe is still the same tried and true reliable one I developed 6 years back!
It’s always the most fun to watch your kids play when they don’t know you’re looking. Sunday mornings around here are lazy. Sometimes I get up, make coffee and then snuggle back into bed. This last Sunday was no different, so when I crept into the kitchen to start the coffee pot, the house was still quiet. I curled back into bed with a book, but I dozed off for a little while.
When we woke up we could hear the boys in the kitchen fussing with cereal. Except Andrew, who is 11 and totally knows better, decided that breakfast + sleeping mom = cookies.
Evan, who is 8 and apparently the only one listening when I give directives, was not having it. As we lay quietly listening to the conversation in the kitchen unfold, I had to bury my face in the pillow so the boys wouldn’t hear me giggling.
Evan: “Andrew!!! You can’t eat cookies for breakfast!”
Andrew: “Why not? There’s no good cereal in here and I’m HUNGRY. Gah.”
Evan: “Andrew…” (this is where Evan’s tone gets a little snarky and condescending) “… there’s Berry Kix right HERE. Berry Kix ARE good.”
Andrew: “I don’t want Berry Kix.”
Evan: (totally pissed) “Andrew!!! Just eat them! They’re MOTHER APPROVED!!!!”
Easy One Bowl Apple Carrot Muffins are awesome breakfast muffins full of grated apples, shredded carrots, and oats. Totally kid-friendly and mama approved.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 cups shredded carrots
- 1 1/2 cups shredded apples
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Add the milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil and mix until combined.
- Stir in the carrots, apples, and walnuts
- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling almost to the top.
- Bake for 15-16 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Mini muffins need about 9 minutes to bake through.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g
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