Quick, easy and delicious – those are the prerequisites for muffin recipes at our house and these fruit and veggie muffins definitely fit the bill. They even get bonus points for including something healthy and filling, and are definitely worth the effort.
These moist muffins contain lots of grated carrot and apple, some oats to fill up my bottomless pit children, and sultanas and dried cranberries for extra fruity deliciousness. But the best thing about these golden muffins is that you can use homemade muffin mix to make them so they are super quick and easy to bake.
Using my homemade muffin mix I can have a batch of these muffins ready to put in the oven in around five minutes.
But even if you make them from scratch this recipe uses one bowl, simple ingredients, and has easy instructions, so even the kids can make these.
Switch out the cranberries for nuts or pepitas for an extra nutritional boost, and you can make these with 100% wholemeal (whole wheat) flour, just up the liquid content a little.
We sprinkle the top of our fruit and veggie muffins with a little cinnamon sugar (because everything tastes better with cinnamon sugar) but they would be delicious with a bit of cream cheese frosting!
Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius and line a muffin tin with paper cases If you are making from scratch: Fill your muffin cases almost to the top and bake in a moderate oven for 25-30 minutes until they begin to brown on top and a skewer comes out clean.
Using Muffin Mix
Making From Scratch
If you are using the homemade muffin mix:
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius and line a muffin tin with paper cases
If you are making from scratch:
Fill your muffin cases almost to the top and bake in a moderate oven for 25-30 minutes until they begin to brown on top and a skewer comes out clean.
These fruit and veggie muffins filled up my ravenous kids without too much effort and I still have a few left over for lunch boxes, and I call that winning!
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