• Serves 12
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 17 Ingredients
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70 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.
  • OMG absolutely jam packed with healthy goodness. One for the kids lunchboxes for sure

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  • Thank you for posting this recipe I’m going to use it for my kids lunches as they crave cupcakes but I want them eating healthier.

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  • these muffins looks very yummy

    sam1949@rogers.com

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  • mmm, fab edition to a lunchbox!

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  • These look delicious and filling! Will be making these for my kids school lunches and myself. Hope they give me some much needed energy!

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  • It looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing! Id try one day

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  • My partner would really like these

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  • Whoa! That is a LOT of ingredients – and not all ones that I have in my house. I’d really like to taste one though, do you deliver ?? :p

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  • Nice recipe but too much sweeteners in my opinion (apple, sultana’s , honey `and molasses) , I would be happy to only sweeten with apple & spices.

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  • That’s brilliant, thanks so much for sharing! These look amazing!

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  • With the walnuts and school nut free policies, these will be an after school treat.

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  • A great recipe. Will be making and freezing some of these for a quick snack.

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  • Looking forward to trying these out. Need energy and these tick all the boxes.

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  • This recipe looks amazing. Lots of yummy ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Oh wow, there are a lot of ingredients but they look very healthy. I’m happy to spend extra time making something wholesome my children will eat. They look delicious.

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