May 2, 2019

Whole wheat carrot applesauce mini muffins

Mini muffins that are perfect for toddlers, kids, and adults, too! These muffins are made with whole wheat flour, applesauce, maple syrup, and grated carrots and are a fun size for the little ones in your life. All of us enjoy a good muffin, but there's something about mini muffins that make them extra special for little kids. My toddlers helped to make this batch of muffins and they definitely helped to eat them all up, too! I've made so many muffins over the years and especially the past couple of years because my kids love them and they are an easy way to get them to eat a little bit more vegetables sometimes. Plus, they are great for quick breakfasts and snacks on the go. I served these with hard boiled eggs and fruit for breakfast and we all enjoyed that.

This recipe will make 24 mini muffins (you can make 12 regular muffins by increasing the baking time). Don't forget you can always find other baby, toddler, and kid friendly recipe ideas on my Baby & Toddler Food page or by joining my Baby & Toddler Food Recipe Share Facebook group.

Whole wheat carrot applesauce mini muffins
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large egg
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for greasing pans
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup lightly packed finely grated carrots

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two mini muffin pans (or use mini liners).

In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour through nutmeg.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg through vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Fold in the carrots.

Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin tins. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden and springy to the touch.

Let cool and then remove from the pans. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.


  1. They make a perfect breakfast on the go or as a healthy lunch box filler!

  2. Seems like a hearty breakfast in a cute little package :) Warm spices are the best!!

  3. Se ven muy exquisitos tomarĂ­a uno para mi desayuno.abrazos.

  4. oh yum thanks for sharing these are delish. I would love to make theis recipe

  5. Awesome! "Carrots, apple sauce and muffins" are three of my toddler's favorite things! All three in one package!

  6. Oh my! What deliciousness! I can almost smell the goodness through my screen.

  7. These look delicious & so fluffy! I'm going to attempt to make these gluten & dairy free!
    -madi xo |

  8. I love making muffins with apple sauce. These look so good and are a perfect breakfast.

  9. This is such a great recipe, so thank you for sharing. I love anything made with carrots so I think I'll be making these.

  10. Now, your Carrot Applesauce Muffins combine many wonderful ingredients and flavors - they sound healthy, look wonderful and I am sure that they taste fantastic!
    What an absolutely fabulous muffin recipe for kids and grown-ups!


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