These muffins are packed with whole wheat, carrots, and orange zest. Very little guilt and lots of flavour; YUM!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

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  • Sift whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  • Whisk eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, and vegetable oil together in a bowl. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until ingredients are moistened; fold in carrots and orange zest. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; fat 8.1g 12% DV; cholesterol 62mg 21% DV; sodium 378.8mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2017
My son wanted orange muffins I also had 6 clementines that needed to used up I chose this recipe for the Allrecipes Allstars Canada April Challenge #ARFaceless. I used all whole wheat flour reduced the eggs to 2 used orange juice for the applesauce since I had exactly 2/3 cup after juicing the clementines use melted butter for the oil and reduced the leavening to 2 tsps baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda as I am really sensitive to the taste of them. I made mini muffins recipe yielded 36 muffins that baked at 425 for 3 minutes and 350 for 9 minutes. The muffins are very tasty have a nice crumb and are moist thanks for a keeper Lindsay:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2018
Moist and tasty though very heavy orange flavour. I would cut back on the zest next time and perhaps add a touch of maple syrup or another sweetener. I also grated 1 cup of fresh apple rather than using applesauce. The texture is really good and the kids love them so A there. I made 36 mini muffins baked @ 350 for 10 minutes. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2017
My son wanted orange muffins I also had 6 clementines that needed to used up I chose this recipe for the Allrecipes Allstars Canada April Challenge #ARFaceless. I used all whole wheat flour reduced the eggs to 2 used orange juice for the applesauce since I had exactly 2/3 cup after juicing the clementines use melted butter for the oil and reduced the leavening to 2 tsps baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda as I am really sensitive to the taste of them. I made mini muffins recipe yielded 36 muffins that baked at 425 for 3 minutes and 350 for 9 minutes. The muffins are very tasty have a nice crumb and are moist thanks for a keeper Lindsay:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2017
Used mostly all wheat flour substituted 3/4 maple syrup for the sugar and used coconut oil instead. I also added chopped frozen cranberries. I prefer healthier and less sweet muffins and these taste great! Great consistency as well. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2017
blan have to serve with butter or cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2018
very yummy and moist. and the part I like the most is that they are not too sweet. will make these again. thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2018
Moist and tasty though very heavy orange flavour. I would cut back on the zest next time and perhaps add a touch of maple syrup or another sweetener. I also grated 1 cup of fresh apple rather than using applesauce. The texture is really good and the kids love them so A there. I made 36 mini muffins baked @ 350 for 10 minutes. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2019
VVG. Nice and light. I did squeeze the juice from the orange into the batter after I'd zested it. Didn't need 30 minutes; I took out after 20, but probably could've at 18 minutes. Read More
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