Apple Carrot Walnut Muffins {Breakfast Recipe}

These Apple Carrot Walnut Muffins are the perfect quick and easy breakfast recipe to let the kids help make!

Apple Carrot Walnut Muffins

I hosted a playgroup playdate at my house yesterday morning and didn’t really have much planned in the form of snacks. I had the usual toddler fair of goldfish, snap pea crisps, and pretzels but nothing of substance for the mamas. So I asked Ethan what he wanted. And like your typical kid, he asked for cupcakes. So I made the next best thing.

I grabbed one of my recipe books and started flipping. And fell upon a recipe that I had all of the ingredients for (sans a few substitutions). And the results were pretty darn yummy. I’ll definitely be making these muffins for future get-togethers.

Apple Carrot Walnut Muffins 2

Apple Carrot Walnut Muffins

12 servings | 3 WW+ Points*

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup greek fat-free yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small apple (, shredded)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup pecans (, chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or prep with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl whisk flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt together until well mixed. In a separate large bowl whisk the egg. Add yogurt, vanilla, and butter. Stir until combined.
  3. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated together. Do not over mix. Batter will be thick and dough-like. Fold in apples, carrots, and nuts.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to fill muffin tins 2/3rds of the way full. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Top each muffin with sugar blend. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

*by omitting the nuts you can reduce this recipe to 2 WW+ points each

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  1. Now when I see recipes and the finished product I always ask myself, “Why don’t I live next door to her so I can be her voluntary taste sampler?” They look great and I’ll print this recipe out and try it.

  2. Pinned it to Pinterest! Thanks!

  3. Wow this is an incredible recipe! Thanks so much for your hard work and clever thinking in creating these :o)

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  5. royalegacy says

    I can almost smell them right now. Pinned to save and share. Thanks, Danielle

  6. I pinned this. I want to try this thanks.

  7. What a great way to sneak in some carrots!

  8. LOVE MELISSA:) says

    This looks so incredible and healthy!

  9. UntrainedHairMom says

    These sound good, I love apple-carrot juice, something about the combo..I would love to try these.

  10. These look yummy, and sound healthy! I should make them for my son, who is currently against carrots lol

  11. I found this on pinterest and thought it sounded good – i doubled the recipe and it did not have enough moisture in the batter so i added another egg and a little olive oil, made 2 dozen regular sized muffins and 2 dozen mini-muffins, my family loved them even though they weren’t sweet – very good!

    • Yum! Since I make them for our playgroup we haven’t had to double the recipe but this is great to know! I’m sure it’d taste good with applesauce added to increase moisture as well. Thanks for visiting!


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