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Carrot Spiced Muffins | Restart Round 3 2019

  Fluffy, tasty carrot spiced muffins...OH YES! These are mini renditions of a more whole food take on the classic Carrot Cake. There's even a 3-...
Carrot Spiced Muffins | Restart Round 3 2019

 

Fluffy, tasty carrot spiced muffins...OH YES!

These are mini renditions of a more whole food take on the classic Carrot Cake. There's even a 3-ingredient frosting to make it that bit more decadent and we love it! 

The benefits of carrot

Carrots contain vitamin A generated from beta carotene. They also contain antioxidants and there is evidence that even suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. 

Let's get to the recipe 

MACROS Per Serve [including frosting]:

P: 6.8g C: 27.3g F: 7.6g

Serves: 12  | Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

Muffins:
  • 1 ¾ cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (120g)
  • ½ reduced-fat plain Greek yoghurt
  • 150g carrot, grated
  • 40g sultanas 

Frosting:

  • ½ cup reduced-fat plain Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Method for Muffins: 
  1.  Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced and grease or line 12 cup muffin tray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat the eggs, oil, maple syrup, vanilla essence, applesauce and yoghurt. Stir in the flour mixture, grated carrot and sultanas.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin tray. Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

 Method for Frosting:

  1.   Combine the yoghurt, cream cheese and maple syrup in a bowl until smooth. 

Enjoy!

Your finished product should be moist and light, and perfect on its own or topped with our 3-ingredient frosting! Make them, come back and let us know what you think!  

Don't forget to tag us in your recreations on Instagram @thebod_ #THEBODRestart

References:

What are the health benefits of carrots?


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