Healthy Apple, Carrot & Raisin Muffins

Since I gave up all my usual yummy sweets and baked goods for Lent I have been veering myself towards healthier options for snacks. I snack a lot throughout the day, especially when I have done a workout. As I have started training for my next half marathon race I feel like my appetite just keeps growing. So healthy snacks are an easy thing to reach for, especially if you forget to make a lunch the night before. These muffins are filled with apple, carrot and raisins, a good alternative to eating a cookie or some chocolate. They're great for snacks or breakfast on the go. Give them a try next time you're stuck for a good, healthy and filling snack! 

 Dry ingredients

Dry ingredients

Recipe:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (if you don't have any, use regular flour)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 grated apple
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
 All the goodies that go into the muffins to make them delicious and healthy

All the goodies that go into the muffins to make them delicious and healthy

 Mixing the dry ingredients with the raisins, apple and carrots

Mixing the dry ingredients with the raisins, apple and carrots

Directions: 

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. 
  2. Add raisins, carrots and apple to dry ingredients and stir. 
  3. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients: eggs, milk, oil and molasses. 
  4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and stir until mixed together. 
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Check that centre is cooked with toothpick, if not, place back into oven for 2-3 more minutes.
  6. This recipe makes 18 muffins, however, I just made the muffins a bit bigger and it made a dozen large muffins. 
 Ready to mix the wet and dry ingredients together

Ready to mix the wet and dry ingredients together

 The molasses gives these muffins a nice dark colour and delicious taste

The molasses gives these muffins a nice dark colour and delicious taste

 Ready for the oven! 

Ready for the oven! 

 Eat for a snack or for breakfast

Eat for a snack or for breakfast

 Healthy doesn't have to mean they won't be tasty! 

Healthy doesn't have to mean they won't be tasty!