Terrible Two’s Carrot Muffins

Yummy muffins.

These days, I find myself fighting with my 2 year old on a daily basis. Is it because she is knee deep in the terrible two’s? Perhaps. But one of the biggest issues we have is her “choice” in what she now wants to eat.

This is coming from my perfect child whom I bragged about because she ate everything and anything. Well, times have changed and so has my game plan. Now, the tofu is hidden in a smoothie, the peas are perfectly placed in mashed potatoes and the broccoli is buzzed up with a banana. A new trick that has brought me a little bit of peace and quiet is the carrot muffin.

I know, just because it is a muffin, and it contains carrots, does not necessarily mean it is healthy. Well, being aware of this, I don’t want it to be! Yep, bring on a treat that contains carrots, apples and raisins and I’ll turn a blind eye to the amount of fat involved if it makes her happy. If Zoe screams at me ’cause she wants one, well let us not let the lil’ lass wait.

Here is a quick carrot muffin recipe that has kept the peace at my house lately, and hopefully will do the same for yours!

Terrible Two’s Carrot Muffins

  • 1 1/2C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1C oil
  • 2tsp vanilla
  • 2C flour
  • 2tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 2C  grated carrots
  • ½ C  raisins
  • ½ C chopped walnuts
  • ½ C coconut
  • 1 apple; grated

Cream together sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and fruit. Mix and spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 400°F for 18 – 20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack. Consume with your kids!

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3 Responses to “Terrible Two’s Carrot Muffins”

  1. Stephanie Ortenzi Says:
    February 6th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    That’s a lot of good stuff going up against that cup of oil. Plus it’s the right kind fat. Double muffin points. Do you think Zoe’s going to become a taste-maker when she grows up?

  2. Karen Farwell Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I read your article about making baby food and I found it very helpful. I too have a 8 month old and not doing so well with making baby food. I would love some tips and any recipes that you would want to share. Also if you know of any good websites for ideas.
    Thanks so much and and help is appreciated. I love you website and plan to make the carrot muffins this weekend.

  3. Playin’ The Edge » Love For Feisty’s Carrot Muffins Says:
    March 22nd, 2011 at 6:53 pm

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