Recipe: Carrot Apple Muffins

Way back for Mother’s Day I wanted to whip up some baked goods to have after lunch, and muffins are one of my mum’s favourites. So, carrot apple muffins it was! They’re super simple, deliciously spiced and perfect for using those sweet, in-season apples. You should definitely give them a try!

Carrot Apple Muffins | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

  • 1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1tsp allspice
  • 1/2tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup oil (neutral in flavour is best)
  • 3 eggs
  •  2tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2-3 apples
  • Cinnamon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Mix together flours, sugar and spices and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, vanilla and milk
  4. Grate the carrot and one of the apples and add to the oil mix, stir well to combine
  5. Add the flours and mix until just combined
  6. Spoon into lined muffin tins and flatten
  7. Slice the remaining apple and press in to the top of the muffin mix, standing slightly upright. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
  8. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in the plan for 5 minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack

Carrot Apple Muffins | I Spy Plum Pie

I do love that these carrot apple muffins don’t require me to pull out my mixers! They are super simple to mix together, and it’s all done in two bowls. The less washing up the better! I love the sweetness from the carrot and apple, plus it feels healthy to have veggies in my muffins!

Carrot Apple Muffins | I Spy Plum Pie

The addition of the apple slices on top are such a simple way to make these carrot apple muffins look that little bit fancier. Much more Mother’s Day appropriate! I particularly liked these muffins when eaten slightly warmed up, it brings out the flavour of the spices in a delicious way. They’re wintery and they’re super tasty! Plus, you can even freeze them for later if you happen to have any leftover!

Carrot Apple Muffins | I Spy Plum Pie

Carrot Apple Muffins | I Spy Plum Pie

Who’s keen for one of these carrot apple muffins?

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