These ABC Muffins are moist, tender, made with whole wheat flour, and are packed with apples, bananas, and carrots! Done baking in under 20 minutes, these veggie-loaded muffins are a great grab-and-go choice for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.

ABC muffins in a bowl on top of a white napkin  and cooling rack with apple, bananas, and carrots scattered around.

Just when I think I have done every veggie muffin recipe that can be done, I think of one more combo that will knock your socks and tastebuds off!

These ABC muffins are the perfect combination of all the natural sweetness Mother Nature can offer up in one tasty little muffin. Rocking 3 cups of fruits and veg—apples, banana, carrots—these muffins are tender, moist and mixed all in one bowl. Made with a combination of whole wheat flour and rolled oats, these muffins are as hearty as they are delicious. This recipe makes a batch of 12 and only takes 20 minutes to bake, so make a quick batch today and enjoy the leftovers for the most magical of breakfasts and snacks for days to come.

What kind of apples should I use for these ABC muffins?

You can use any kind of apple for this recipe. I have tested this recipes using a Honeycrisp and Pink Lady apples.

Suggested Adaptations

Jazz them up with some add-ins: these muffins would be great with 1/3 cup chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans or dried fruit like raisins or dried cranberries.

Boost the nutrition: You could also stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons of nutritious add-ins like hemp seeds, chia seeds, or ground flax seeds.

Make them gluten free: Use a cup-for-cup style gluten free flour mix instead of the whole wheat flour and make sure to use gluten free oats.

Need egg-free? I haven’t tested it, but I think using a common egg-replacer such a flax “egg” would work in this recipe.

Make then dairy-free: Use a unsweetened, dairy-free milk. I use an unsweetened almond milk.

Want these ABC muffins to be refined sugar free? You can use 1/3 cup coconut sugar instead of the ¼ cup brown sugar.

Bake them as mini muffins: Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

How to store these muffins

These muffins can hang out on your counter for a day, but if you plan to enjoy them over several days pop them in the fridge! Keeping them in an airtight container in your refrigerator will help to keep these moist muffins fresh longer and prevent molding.

Wondering how to store your carrots so they stay fresh as long as possible? Check out my post on How to Keep Cut Carrots Fresh and get the most out of your produce buck!

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A baked ABC muffin on a table with more muffins and an apple blurred in the background. There is shredded carrots and rolled oats scattered on the table around it.
Whole Wheat Apple Banana Carrot Muffins served
4.95 from 20 votes

Whole Wheat ABC Muffins (apple, banana, carrot)

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
These ABC Muffins are moist, tender, made with whole wheat flour, and are packed with apples, bananas, and carrots! Done baking in under 20 minutes, these veggie-loaded muffins are a great grab-and-go choice for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup finely shredded carrot, about 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup shredded apple, about 1 medium apple
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana, about 2 overripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup avocado oil, or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup milk, any kind
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • cups whole wheat flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375℉. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners or grease with oil.
  • Place the grated carrot and apple in a few layers of paper towel or a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out most of the excess liquid over the sink.
    Grated carrots and apples in the middle of a paper towel.
  • Add the squeezed carrot and apple to a large bowl. Add the mashed banana, eggs, oil, milk, and brown sugar, and whisk until well combined.
  • Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
    Cinnamon, salt, baking powder on top of mixed wet ingredients for ABC muffins in a bowl with a green spatula.
  • Add the oats and flour, then stir until the flour is just incorporated.
    Whole wheat flour and rolled oats on top of the mixed wet ingredients for ABC muffins in a bowl with a green spatula.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling about ¾ of the way.
    The batter for ABC muffins in a lined muffin tin before baking.
  • Bake until the tops of the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15-17 minutes.
    Baked ABC muffins fresh out of the muffin in a12-hole muffin tin on a white table.
  • Enjoy warm or allow to cool fully, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days or well wrapped in the freezer for 1 month.
Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 153mg, Potassium: 173mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1847IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 1mg