Applesauce-Filled Carrot Muffins with Greek Yogurt and Cream Cheese Frosting
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Get the delicious recipe for these healthy carrot muffins with a surprise filling and a delicious but healthy cream cheese frosting on top.
It is probably not surprising that my 4 year old daughter, Emily, loves cupcakes. LOVES CUPCAKES. It’s all about that creamy frosting on top, that ends up smudged on her face and the soft caky insides that smear down the front of her pink sparkly princess dress. Sadly though, she doesn’t get to have cupcakes very often. Maybe her mama is a bad witch who doesn’t want her little girl to be happy. Or maybe a good witch looking out for the health of her little girl.
So when Produce for Kids asked me to come up for a muffin recipe, I decided to make some muffins that have a bit of cupcake flare to them. These are a healthy treat that satisfy my good-witch self and my little princess too.
The batter for these muffins has whole wheat flour and shredded carrots in the mix. After the muffins are baked and cool, you scoop out part of the middle of the muffin and squirt in apple sauce. We used a Buddy Fruits® apple cinnamon blended fruit pouch to make the squeezing in a breeze. Finally, the muffins are dopped with a dollop of frosting that is made from cream cheese, Greek yogurt and honey.
Oh yes, these got gobbled up! I can’t wait to make them for her again and see that big frosting-smeared smile.
Why is my recipe over at the Produce for Kids site? For the past few years, Produce for Kids and I have been working together to come up with family-friendly healthy recipes. I develop new recipes for them and photograph those and a whole bunch more. This spring, we’ve teamed up again with another round of healthy recipes to share with you. This is one of them. You can see all of my Produce for Kids recipes here.
Produce for Kids is a healthy family resource that offers meal planning tools and healthy recipes for your family. All of the recipes are approved by a registered dietitian for containing all the nutrients your kids need (and not too much of the things they don’t). All nutritional info for each recipe is given as well.