Mom’s Easy Apple Raisin Muffins

My mom is an expert baker. I can speak from experience.

Although I unfortunately didn’t inherit her superb baking skills, I did seem to acquire her knack for modifying and updating recipes to include healthier ingredients. We never follow recipes exactly and this easy muffin recipe is an example of that.

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My mom has been baking these apple raisin muffins for years and when I asked her for the recipe, she told me she would have to write it down as she had adjusted the original recipe so much that it was a completely different muffin! And so, Mom’s Easy Apple Raisin Muffins were born.

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These muffins are easy to make and are the perfect snack for my daughter’s lunch box. They freeze well and are a great breakfast on the go, loaded with apples, carrots and sweet raisins. Give them a try – your family will love them!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2 cups of finely grated carrot
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 large apple (peeled, cored and grated)

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DIRECTIONS:

You will need two large size bowls

STEP 1: Dry ingredients - Into a large bowl mix 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 and 1/4 cups of white sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt

STEP 2: Next, stir in 2 cups of finely grated carrot, 3/4 cup raisins, 1 large apple (peeled, cored and grated)

STEP 3: Wet ingredients - In another bowl, beat the 3 eggs, 1 cup sunflower oil and 2 teaspoons of vanilla

STEP 4: Stir in the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients until batter is just combined. Spoon into well greased muffin cups, filling to the top.

STEP 5: Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes (more or less depending on your oven). Makes about 14 large muffins. ENJOY!

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Author: Jill Campbell

A mother and lover of all things practical, Jill is a 30-something, former educator, world traveler and self-proclaimed pragmatist trying to navigate this journey called life. She currently works as a freelance writer, part-time teacher/tutor and full-time mom to two fabulous daughters. Her blog www.pragmamamma.net features simple and family-friendly recipes, original photography and hot parenting topics. Jill loves getting creative in the kitchen, reading, spending time with her family and snapping photos around her neighbourhood in Burlington, Ontario.

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