Baby D. and I had a play date last week with one of her little friends, who happens to be a very picky eater. I whipped up a batch of these muffins—based on my low-sugar carrot cupcake recipe—with some chunky homemade applesauce and pumpkin puree I had in the fridge. I LOVED the addition of the apple chunks and might actually add some chunked up apple in the future if I were using a smoother applesauce.
D’s friend’s mom wasn’t sure he would eat the muffins, but he CHOWED down, eating almost the entire thing. I actually sent the remaining two home with her because she was so impressed at how much he liked it! Plus, it’s full of good things like whole wheat flour, apples, and pumpkin!
I think these would be fantastic as a dessert with a little lightly sweetened cream cheese or whipped cream as frosting—or even some coconut whipped cream would be excellent! Let me know if you try it.