Healthy Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

So fall is officially started so as the “Apple picking season” in most parts of North America. Apple is one of my favorite fruits and luckily it’s very nutritious. I love using apples in my recipes, especially the one which I make for my toddler. But in this apple carrot oatmeal muffins recipe, I am using apple sauce.Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Apple sauce just not adds nice taste and flavor to baked goods; but it is also a good substitute for oil, butter, and eggs. So I can easily cut back on calories and fat through this wonderful fruity sauce.Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

The other important ingredient of this recipe is carrots. Carrot is one of my fall favorite vegetable of all time. I still remember those days; when my mom used to make gajar halwa (Indian Carrot Pudding) for us in fall and winter season. Indian carrots are red in color and are juicier; so suitable for pudding. But these apple carrot oatmeal muffins tastes somewhat similar to carrot pudding. Thanks to this applesauce and carrot combination; which makes these muffins moist and more flavorful. This muffin recipe can certainly work as a cake or even vegan cake if you use maple syrup instead of honey.Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

I made a small batch of these muffins for my son as I don’t prefer to freeze my muffins. Also, we love warm muffins straight out of the oven, so I usually make 8-10 muffins which gonna last for two days or so. This recipe is kid-friendly and if you want to make these healthy apple carrot oatmeal muffins for babies then there is no need to add any sweetener. Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

These muffins will remain well covered at room temperature for up to 2 days and in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can serve these muffins as a healthy snack or breakfast option to kids and can be great “on the go” breakfast for you. I have also used a medium size muffin pan for this recipe, if you are using standard size pan then increase the baking time by 2-3 minutes.

Yields 12 muffins

Healthy Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

10 Ingredients Healthy Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 heaping cup (packed) grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp raisins for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin or line with paper liners.
  2. Take a large bowl and combine oats, wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl combine applesauce, honey, and olive oil. Add grated carrots to it and combine.Mix gradually with dry flour mixture; if the batter is too dry then add 1/4 cup of milk/ nut milk to it.
  4. Spoon the batter into muffin pan and add raisins on the top.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until muffins are golden brown, check with a tooth pick and if it comes out clean or dry with a bit of crumb that means muffins are ready. Remove from the oven and let them cool on wire rack before serving.
Recipe Type: Bread

 Apple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

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