CARROT AND APPLE MUFFINS WITH CARROT BUTTERCREAM ICING
Ingredients (makes 12 muffins)
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
2 free range eggs
130g light olive oil
100g carrots peeled and chopped
80g apples peeled and chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons finely grated carrot
1-2 cups of icing sugar (to taste)
2 to 3 Tbsp carrot juice
We don’t usually put icing on our muffins, but this was a combo I just had to try. Without the buttercream these are a great snack for kids – with the buttercream they love them even more and if you’re happy to have kids bouncing of the walls then go for it! Bo loved the carrot buttercream so much she just licked it off the muffins: I have no idea where she gets it from.
These muffins freeze well and I’ve always got a bag of them for last minute snacks or food on to go.