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These Carrot Apple Raisin Muffins are going to be your new favorite snack! Incredibly moist and tender, they are delicious for breakfast and perfect for packing in kids’ lunches.
We have a restaurant that I believe might only be in California, called Mimi’s Cafe. It’s quite a large chain out here on the west coast and my BFF and I used to frequent it quite often. They serve American classics with a french flair, and their French Onion Soup is to die for.
But what we really went for was the bread. As soon as the server would come by to take our drink order we’d say, “iced tea and bread please!” These beautiful bread baskets with mini loaves of french bread and the most delicious carrot raisin bread would arrive shorty at our table.
Now if you ask my daughter how you know the quality of a restaurant, she’ll tell you it’s the bread. Why? Well besides the fact that’s what I taught her to say, it’s absolutely true! If a restaurant takes the time to serve delicious fresh bread, you can be fairly certain they are taking even more care with the rest of their menu.
So back to the Mimi’s carrot raisin bread. It’s incredibly moist and sweet, full of tender carrots and raisins and I believe crushed pineapple. I’ve been trying to find a recipe to make at home for years and I finally got as close as I think I can come with these Carrot Apple Raisin Muffins. I opted to swap out the pineapple for apples since it’s apple season and they are super fresh right now. You don’t need a ton of sugar in these muffins since the fruit and carrots are already naturally sweet.
I also added a nice helping of cinnamon as well as the basic muffins ingredients like flour, baking powder and vegetable oil.
The result was a tender chewy muffin that my entire family went crazy for! I hope yours will too!
Here’s another favorite muffin recipe: