Heirloom Carrot Muffins

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Cost Per Serving $0.40
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2 cupsSpelt Flour (use Quinoa Flour for a gluten-free variation)
1 tspBaking Soda
2 tspBaking Powder
1 1/2 cupsApple Sauce
1 1/2 cupsCarrot (purple, red, yellow, orange), grated
1/2 cupHoney
1 tspCinnamon, ground
1/2 tspNutmeg
1 tspOrange Zest


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apple sauce and honey. Beat in eggs and grated carrot.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Blend the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Mix until evenly blended.
  5. Pour the mixture into greased muffin tins. Bake on middle rack of oven until a fork inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove from tins with a spoon and serve.


  • Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. 
  • Beta-carotene can be converted in the body into vitamin A, which is important for vision, immune function, and skin and bone health. 
  • No single nutrient or food can protect you from cancer or any other disease. That’s why it’s important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. 
  • Vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant chemicals) work together to fight disease. That’s why taking a single nutrient as a supplement is not as good as eating the whole food. Nutrients work better together!