These Thermomix ABC Muffins (apple, banana, carrot) are so quick and easy to make and are super delicious. Loaded with fruit and veg, they are perfect for kids lunch boxes and after school snacks.
Apple, banana and carrot may sound like a strange combination, but trust me - it works! And it works really well - these are some of our family's favourite muffins ever.
The mixture of all those lovely juicy fruits and vegetables makes for a really moist muffin and they are a great way to get your kids eating more fruit and veg.
And it's not just kids who will love them either! Everybody loves them in our house.
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Why you'll love this recipe
- These muffins are quick and easy to make in the Thermomix.
- They are a hit with the kids but loaded with fresh fruit & veg.
- They freeze really well and so are great for batch-baking.
ABC Muffin Ingredients
The ingredients for these Thermomix muffins are fairly straight forward. A few things to note:
- Banana - opt for a very ripe banana for the maximum flavor and sweetness. One that is turning brown but not yet mushy inside is ideal.
- Apple - I like to use red apples as they are sweeter than green apples. A green apple will give a more 'apple' flavor, but won't be as sweet.
- Sugar - yes this recipe uses quite a lot of sugar (160g). IF your banana is very ripe and your apple is sweet, you can probably cut this down by up to half. Experiment and see what works for you.
- Eggs and milk - make sure they are at room temperature before you begin.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to make Apple Banana Carrot Muffins in the Thermomix
As with most Thermomix muffin recipes, making these ABC muffins is super easy and takes just minutes.
Step 1: Prepare the Fruit & Veg
First peel and quarter the carrot and apple, and peel the banana.
Then it takes just 5 seconds to grate them in the Thermomix, and another 5 seconds to mash the banana.
Step 2: Make the batter
Start by melting the butter, which takes around 2 minutes.
Then just add in all the other ingredients - including the apple, banana and carrot that you set aside.
It takes just another 30 seconds to mix everything together.
Step 3: Bake the muffins
Now you just need to divide it into a muffin tin that has been lined with cupcake liners. I find it easiest to use a cookie scoop for this.
And then pop them in the oven for around 20 minutes, or until a knife comes away clean.
Leave them to cool in the tin for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. No-one will blame you if you sneak one while they are still warm 😉
Yes you can! Just put them in a freezer bag or airtight container and put them in the freezer for up to 3 months. I take them out in the morning and put them in my kids lunch boxes and they are defrosted and ready to eat by lunchtime.
If your banana is very ripe and your apple is sweet, you can probably cut this down by up to half. Note that this may affect the consistency of the muffins. Experiment and see what works for you.
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ABC Muffins Thermomix
- Cookie Scoop
- Cupcake Liners
- 1 carrot 60g peeled and quartered
- 1 apple peeled (100g) cored and quartered
- 1 banana 100g peeled
- 125 g butter
- 160 g brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 50 g milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 280 g plain flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Pre-heat oven to 180 C / 360 F. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
- Add carrot and apple to the Thermomix bowl. Grate for 4 seconds / speed 5. Set aside.
- Add banana to bowl. Mash for 5 seconds / speed 5. Set aside with the carrot & apple.
- Add butter to bowl. Melt for 2 minutes / 60 degrees / speed 2. Check that butter is fully melted. If not, repeat for 1 more minute.
- Add milk, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and grated carrot, apple and banana to bowl. Mix 30 seconds / speed 4.
- Use a large cookie/ice cream scoop to divide the mixture into the prepared muffin tin.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until a knife comes away clean when inserted into the middle of a muffin.
- Allow to cool for a couple of minutes in the tin then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- These muffins freeze really well and so are great for batch-making. Store them in an airtight bag or container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- I prefer red apples for this recipe as they are sweeter. You can also use green apples - they will give a stronger apple flavour but will be less sweet.
- You can experiment with reducing the sugar in this recipe, especially if you have a ripe banana and sweet apple. Note that reducing the sugar might affect the consistency of the batter/muffin.