The Hidden Healthy: Apple Banana Carrot Cupcakes

With Ramadan almost coming to an end, the whole family has started to get a little bored of soups, hearty dishes and extra sugary desserts. Having a few uneaten fruits laying around, I decided to switch gears with an untraditional Ramadan dessert that my husband ate before my toddler got a chance to try them. Packed with fruits and carrots, these cupcakes are super moist, airy and delicious!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Baking time: Approximately 45 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean)

Servings: Makes about 6 muffins


  • 2 cups of peeled and cored apples + carrots

  • 1 mashed banana

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I suggest replacing this with finely ground oatmeal)

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

Step 2: Chop up the peeled apple, banana and carrots in a blender until smooth

Step 3: Combine all the wet ingredients in large bowl and mix well.

Step 4: Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.

Step 5: Add dry to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Step 6: Pour into an UNgreased muffin tin

Step 7: Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.