Carrot apple muffin recipe-kid-friendly, mom-approved

Carrot apple muffin recipe-kid-friendly, mom-approved

Have you been searching for simple breakfast and snack ideas your kids will enjoy? Then this is the recipe for you! This carrot apple muffin recipe is super easy to make, bonus if you have your kids help you make them!

They are also packed with fiber (whole wheat flour + flax seeds + carrots and optional walnut topping (for kids over 4-5 years.)) *Please note, the walnuts on top should only be given to kids over 4-5 years, whole nuts are a choking hazard for young kids. For kids below 4-5 years, you can leave the walnuts off OR grind them to a powder and sprinkle on top before cooking.

What makes these muffins a good choice for kids?


Why is fiber so important? It helps to give your kids the “full factor” so they are not hungry 5 min. after they eat them. Perfect for focusing at school or holding them over between after-school snack and dinner time.

Lower in sugar

You can make this recipe two different ways to lessen the sugar content. Lower sugar is ideal for younger kids (and all kids for that matter). It’s nice to have choices!

Super simple

This carrot apple muffin recipe is one of the easiest recipes to make. You can even get your kids to help you out. Make a double batch and freeze some for days when you are short on time.

Easy to add on to

They pair well with fruit and yogurt for a bigger breakfast, can be packed in a lunch pail or sent to a sports game for a filling after game snack.

Great for babies (without the nuts on top)

If you are looking for a soft recipe for your baby that includes fiber, fruit, and veggies, this is the perfect muffin. It’s soft and sweet without a lot of added sugar so your baby or young toddler will like them too. * Just remember to leave the whole nuts off the top for them. These make a great baby led weaning muffin as well.

Need more kid-friendly snack ideas?

If you need more easy snack ideas for your older kids, you can grab my free printable “16 Balanced Snack Ideas For Kids.” This printable includes simple snacks you can make for your kids that will help keep them full longer. Each snack includes a combo of foods to produce the full factor.

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Kid Friendly Carrot Apple Muffin Recipe
Start the day off right with these delicious, fiber-fiber rich muffins your kids will love. Perfect for breakfast or snack time. Bonus: they make your home smell like heaven!
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray muffin pan with oil spray (any spray will work, or a light coat of butter/oil)
  3. Combine flour, flaxseeds, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar or date paste, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl and mix
  4. Add egg, orange juice and applesauce to the bowl, mix thoroughly
  5. Add in shredded carrots and mix until blended
  6. Spoon mixture into muffin tins, fill about 2/3 full
  7. (Optional: top muffins with walnuts)
  8. Bake for 20 min or until browned
  9. Cool before serving
Recipe Notes

** Please note, this recipe has the option to top with walnuts which is great for older kids (over 4-5 years) but could be a choking hazard for babies and younger kids. To make this recipe for kids below 5, omit the walnuts from the top of the muffin.

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2 thoughts on “Carrot apple muffin recipe-kid-friendly, mom-approved”

  1. These muffins are so delicious and easy! The whole family ate them and loved them. I ground some almonds and sprinkled them on top before baking, because almonds are yum – even in one-year-old-safe powder form!
    Thanks Jessica!

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