Carrot Spice Muffins

Starting your day with these rich and hearty muffins is like eating carrot cake for breakfast!

Carrot-Spice Muffins
Yield: approximately 2 dozen muffins
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  1. 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  4. 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 cups grated carrot
  7. 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, grated, and squeezed dry
  8. 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  9. 1⁄2 cup quick-cooking oats (not instant)
  10. 3 large eggs
  11. 1 cup vegetable oil
  12. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add carrot, apple, pineapple, and oats, stirring until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into fruit mixture, stirring to combine. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire racks.
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