Healthy Recipe: Sugar Free Carrot Cake Muffins

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Carrot cake has long masqueraded as a health food. But in reality it’s normally made with a truck load of sugar, butter, cream cheese and icing sugar. So this month, The Healthy Mummy stops by and shares with us a super simple and healthy sugar free Carrot Cake Muffins. It’s also dairy free so you don’t have to feel guilty about having one…or two!

 

Healthy Recipe: Sugar Free Carrot Cake Muffins

Makes 12

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup oil (olive, coconut or macadamia), plus 2 tsp extra
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 c.
  2. Place carrot, flour, almond meal, baking powder and walnuts in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and blend with a stick mixer until smooth (or us a blender).
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to fold through. When batter has come together, set aside for 5 minutes to thicken,
  5. Use the extra oil to grease a muffin tray (or use patty cases). Spoon the batter into  the cups and bake for 25-30 minutes. Muffins are cooked when a skewer comes out clean.

 

Bakers Tip:

Freeze these muffins to keep as a snack or even a quick breakfast in the car with the kids!

 

For more healthy treats check out The Healthy Mummy Guilt-Free Chocolate Treats and Baking Cookbook

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