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


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.

Notes... Store the muffins in an airtight container for up to a week. They can also be frozen individually and then defrosted as required.
  • The energy muffins would be great for a snack on the run!


  • A nice healthy alternative. thanks


  • Muffins packed full of goodness, making these for work next week.


  • Freezing them no way they would be gone within the week. Might have to make a few batches with and without the nuts.


  • I love this recipe, it is a long one but a good one!


  • Thanks for sharing this muffin recipe – any recipe with molasses is a winner with me as I love the flavour.


  • this looks gorgeous…


  • OoO love the little honey sweetner!


  • I need some more energy! These look great!


  • They look fantastic. So nice of you to share such a gorgeous recipe!!


  • These look and sound fantastic. Thank you


  • Oh…they sound amazing….and packed full of goodness too! Would love to make as a lunchbox snack, perhaps adding a few tablespoons of chia seeds as well.


  • I’m going to try these and see if they can fill my teen son after school! He’s a bottomless pit!


  • love these, would be great to cook a big batch and freeze for my partner to snack on at work.


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