Vegan Carrot Apple Muffins

May 10, 2016

Have I told you before that breakfast is my favorite? Well, if you’re just joining in, now you know! I am such a sucker for anything breakfast. The worst part about breakfast is waiting for it to cook because I am super hungry the moment I get out of bed. The good news is, this muffins can be made the night before so there is no waiting around!

Last week was really busy for A Happy Healthy Heart. While continuing to work on my cookbook proposal, I had a photo shoot for a magazine and was a guest speaker at the first annual Nashville VegFest. It’s all fun and really exciting but I am sorry I wasn’t able to post a lot of recipes. I worked on this on recipe two weekends ago and it turned out to be one of my favorite muffins, yet!carrotapplemuffin

Makes 10-12 muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)*
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp sea salt
½ tbsp cinnamon
¼ cup raw sugar
½ cup shredded carrots**
½ cup shredded apple**
2 flax eggs
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
¼ cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using coconut oil spray (or spray of your choice), grease muffin tin.
Prepare flax egg and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine shredded carrots and shredded apple. Pour in milk, coconut oil, and flax egg.
In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients except for pecans. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Fold in the pecans.
Using a large ice cream scoop, pour batter into individual muffin tins. Place in the oven and cook for 40-45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and remove from tin.
* I use Bob’s Red Mill flour; it is minimally processed and maintains a lot of nutritional value.
** I shred the carrots and apple in my food processor. You can do it by hand but it will be hard work!


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  • Reply Laura January 6, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    From your (beautiful) pictures it looks like you topped the muffins with a few rolled oats. Do you recommend this?

    • Reply melissahaithcock January 6, 2017 at 11:37 AM

      Oh absolutely! I mix oats with a little bit of coconut sugar or maple syrup and sprinkle it on top before cooking. It’s so delicious! I’m thinking I should make these muffins soon 🙂

  • Reply Julia Elizabeth October 20, 2017 at 3:14 AM

    I just put these in the oven and I am so excited to try them 🙂 Can’t wait to check out your other recipes, your blog is beautiful <3

    • Reply melissahaithcock October 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM

      Awww yay! I really hope you liked them, I haven’t made those in a while but they sound yummy right now. What did you think?! Thank you so much for checking out and reading the blog 🙂

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