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Apple Carrot Muffins ~ The Kids Cook Monday!

Start your week off right: make Monday family night!
The Kids Cook Monday is a weekly opportunity for families to take health into their own hands. The Kids Cook Monday provides examples of kid friendly recipes and video demonstrations along with nutrition and safety tips – making it easy for families to cook and eat together every Monday.

When kids pitch in making meals, they’re empowered to consider the portions, the vitamins and the nutrients of what they’re eating. And since the family that cooks together eats together, parents can check in with their children during dinner.” ~ The Kids Cook Monday’s ~ Take the Challenge!

My daughter Miss Priss (9) getting all the ingredients together.

1 3/4 cups raisin bran cereal (I used bran flakes)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (can use half white & half whole wheat flour for healthier choice)

3/4 cup sugar ( can use 1/2 cup raw sugar & 1/4 cup honey for healthier choice)

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt (can reduce the salt to 1/8 teaspoon)

1 egg

3/4 cup buttermilk (evaporated milk can be substituted)

1/4 cup canola oil (olive oil can be substituted)

3/4 cup finely chopped peeled tart apple (can use apple sauce but will make muffins more moist)

3/4 cup grated carrots

1/4 cup chopped walnuts (ground flax seed can be substituted or no nuts)


Kids: In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a seperate small bowl, beat the egg, buttermilk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

My daughter Squeakers (8) mixing the dry ingredients together.

Adults: While overseeing the mixing of the first ingredients, cut up the apple and walnuts and shred the carrots. 
Kids: Fold in apple, carrots and walnuts.

Kids & Adults: Fill paper-lined muffin cups or cups coated with nonstick cooking spray three-quaters full.

My daughters filling the muffin cups.

Adults: Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm with butter.

Very delicious while still very healthy and my girls had fun making them; they thought their baby sister should join them for the last picture…Enjoy! 🙂

My gals, Squeakers, Miss Priss and Baby Girl…missing, brother Mr. Man (11)

*Notes: One muffin equals 199 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.*

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