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!
- 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
- Mix together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- Add raisins, carrots and apple to dry ingredients and stir.
- In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients: eggs, milk, oil and molasses.
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients and stir until mixed together.
- 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.
- This recipe makes 18 muffins, however, I just made the muffins a bit bigger and it made a dozen large muffins.