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Apple, carrot and coconut mini muffins

Apple, Carrot and Coconut Mini Muffins

They are a great way to camouflage vegetables so kids can get their veggies without them even noticing :) 
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Course: baking and desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 mini muffins
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Evelyn Saviñon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ baking soda
  • ¼ baking powder
  • ¼ salt
  • cup sugar
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (fresh or puree)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup of sour cream (applesauce will work as well)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup nuts (I used pecans)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven at 350 degrees and grease your muffin pan or use muffin cup liners as I did. 
  • I use a 24 mini muffin pan and I like to use colorful muffin cup liners just make it fun!.
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool while you prepare dry ingredients
  • In a mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and cinnamon and set aside
  • Next, cut the apples in manageable parts and remove stems. Also, peel the carrots and leave them long to make it easier to grate them
  • When grating the apples just take into consideration that apples might turn brown very quickly so it's always good to add a few drops of lemon juice to them.  Grate the carrots and If you are using fresh ginger grate that too.
  • Add the apples, carrots, nuts, ginger, and coconut flakes to the mixture
  • Combined the egg, sour cream, vanilla. first, make sure to whisk the egg and add the rest and combined
  •  add the wet ingredient to the mixture and combine using a spatula
  • Proceed to fill up the cups of the muffin pan. I used a small spoon to do this however, an ice cream scoop it's also a great tool for this. Put them in the oven, bake them for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Take them out of the oven and let them cool down. I like to put extra coconut flakes to mine but this is optional. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg