• Serves 12
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 17 Ingredients


I have been making these muffins for about 10 years now and have received so many compliments about them. Although they contain a long list of ingredients, they are a healthy alternative to your traditional muffin and are full of wholesome goodness. I make a dairy free version, but regular cow’s milk can be used. And just omit the walnuts altogether for a great nut-free idea for the kids lunchbox!

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 2 cups Carrot, grated
  • 1 cup Zucchini, grated
  • 1 Apple, grated
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 cups Spelt flour (or wholemeal plain flour)
  • 3/4 cup Dessicated coconut
  • 1/4 cup Oat bran
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, pour 1/4 cup boiling water over raisins and soak for 10 mins. Drain.
  2. Add carrot, zucchini, apple and walnuts (if using) to the raisins and mix well.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a 12 cup muffin tin with olive oil.
  4. In another bowl, combine all the wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to the carrot, zucchini, apple and raisins. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and then fold through the wet mixture until just combined.
  6. Spoon batter into the muffin tray and bake for 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack.


Store the muffins in an airtight container for up to a week. They can also be frozen individually and then defrosted as required.

  • This actually looks really tasty, i love that it has cinnamon in it.


  • Ooh these look super interesting to try!


  • Sounds interesting. I am always on the lookout for new things to bake.


  • Very different ingredients, but most unfortunately I cannot use in my household. Thanks for sharing your recipe though.


  • Very different, way too many ingredients don’t appease my family as the making of can become confusing


  • Lovely healthy ingredients here.


  • Different!


  • Can anyone suggest a replacement for the coconut?


  • Yes, a long list of ingredients, but most that I have in my pantry/fridge often.


  • Yum! Love that these include a few veggies too


  • Wow! These muffins really are healthy! Thanks for the recipe, I look forward to giving them a go.


  • Whoa these look loaded with goodness! Great idea to make!


  • Fantastic recipe and not that hard once you really think it through. Thanks for sharing


  • With all those ingredients I would need one before I could make them!!!


  • They look very tasty and I’m sure people will love them. Not a fan of fruit cooked in anything so I’ll leave the raisins out. Thank you for sharing this recipe and putting options beside some of the ingredients


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