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

78 Comments

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

Method

  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.

Notes... Store the muffins in an airtight container for up to a week. They can also be frozen individually and then defrosted as required.
  • Fantastic recipe and not that hard once you really think it through. Thanks for sharing

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

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  • 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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  • These look great- I love that they have so much fruit/veg and the kids won’t even realise they’re eating healthy!

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  • Yummo loud of yummy healthy ingredients in these

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  • Wow…thats a lot of goodies in it

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  • These muffins look so full of goodness!!

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  • Great for a quick pick me up in the morning or for a break with a cuppa at work!

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  • Sound super healthy and tasty!

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  • A very healthy recipe would like to try lots of ingredients though but thanks!!

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  • Nice one ! Personally I would not use honey for baking as it looses it’s healthy benefit from heating. And I would add some more spices, ground cloves, nutmeg, ginger and a bit of cardamon.

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  • Sounds very complex, but do sound amazing and healthy

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  • They do sound very yummy except way to many ingredients as you said in your post

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  • They sound so delicious and healthy that I’m going to have not only put them in my daughter’s lunchbox but also in mine and my husband’s too

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  • I need some of these energy muffins! Sound delightful!

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