Recipe: Sunshine Orange Carrot Coconut Muffins

Back-to-school time is on the horizon, and I'm slowly but surely pulling together recipes for lunch boxes and after-school snacks. Though we're diving into homeschooling this year, we still have field trips (and our little still goes to daycare) so lunchboxes are definitely on our mind, and having delicious snack options for after school is too!

These delicious, simple (and vitamin c packed, immune-boosting) muffins are nutrient-dense, kid-friendly and the perfect school lunch lunchbox addition or after school snack (though they are not nut-free, so it all depends on your kiddo's school policies!). They even make a great on-the-go breakfast!

Carrot Orange Coconut Sunshine Muffins

Makes 10 average-sized muffins or 24 minis

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Dry: 2 cups almond flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

Wet: 1/3 cup orange juice 1/3 cup honey

2 eggs

1/4 cup melted (slightly cooled) coconut oil

zest of 1 orange (about 1-2 tsp)

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup shredded coconut (more to top)

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line a muffin tin.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk dry ingredients.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk wet ingredients. Stir in dry ingredients until there are no more lumps. Fold in carrots and coconut.

  4. Bake in oven for 23-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and serve!

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