Naturally Sweet Carrot Apple Ginger Muffins Print 14 LikeDislike By Lillian Zhao While I was getting my nutrition degree, I often did cooking demonstrations for the university. One day I was asked to lead a demo for 90 middle schoolers. I wanted to show them that whole grains can be just as tasty as refined, and that veggies can go in unexpected places. I decided to use maple syrup as a sweetener to add richness and minerals for their growing palates and bones. I was thrilled to get emails in the following weeks from parents who made them after their kids brought the recipe home. They were such a hit, I still make them for every potluck and kid-friendly event I go to!