These easy and tasty muffins are a glorious way to start any day. They combine the great taste and chewy texture of carrots with the wonderful flavors of apple, raisins, coconut, walnuts, and cinnamon."
2 cups/250g all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups/240g white sugar
2 teaspoons/10ml baking soda
2 teaspoons/10ml ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon/1ml salt
2 cups/2 pounds/1kg shredded carrots
1/2 cup/76g raisins
1/2 cup/58g chopped walnuts
1/2 cup/38g unsweetened flaked coconut
1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded
1 cup/250ml vegetable oil
2 teaspoons/10ml vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts, coconut, and apple. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the carrot/flour mixture, just until moistened. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.