Recipe for Carrot, Date, Apple & Spice Muffins
This delicious muffin recipe is free from refined sugar and is a much healthier alternative than standard sweet muffins. The apple and dates offer a hint of sweetness and the almond meal gives texture and nuttiness.
Ingredients (you can use organic where possible)
1/2 cup whole oats
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup rice flour
2 free-range eggs
1/4 cup milk (or dairy alternative)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1 carrot, grated
1 apple, grated
1/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated and
5 medjool dates, chopped
Method to be followed: These amount of ingredients would make around 6 muffins. You can double the ingredients for a bigger batch if you like. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit. Process oats in a food processor until a flour-like consistency is reached. Place the oat flour in a mixing bowl with the almond meal, rice flour, baking powder and spices. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and milk until fluffy. Stir in the grated carrot, apple, ginger and dates. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Spoon into a lined or greased muffin tray and bake for around 25-30 minutes or until golden. Cool them for a while and then remove from the muffin tray and you can enjoy your delicious healthy muffins.