Apple and Carrot Muffins

Apple and Carrot Muffins

What’s not to love about apple and carrot muffins?! This recipe makes for a slightly sweet moist texture that dances with your taste-buds! If you enjoy carrot cakes and apple pies, this recipe is perfect for you! Have them as an afternoon snack with your favourite cup of tea! Or why not treat yourself at the start of the day as part of your breakfast?! It’s nutritious and filling!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      30 Minutes

Serves 9

RECIPE

  • 1 cup of gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of shredded apple
  • 1/4 cup of Norbu or Natvia 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup of oil (olive, avocado or coconut) – coconut oil used in this recipe
  • 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of rice malt syrup (or agave/honey)
  • 2 free-range eggs

TOPPING

  • 3 teaspoon of Norbu or Natvia
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, almond meal, baking powder and soda, salt) in a bowl.
  3. Add the shredded carrot and apple and stir.
  4. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and add the oil, vanilla and rice malt syrup.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and combine well.
  6. Line a muffin tray with muffin liners and fill them almost to the top.
  7. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  8. Once done, sprinkle with topping mixture.

Apple and Carrot Muffins

PS. I sprinkled the topping with the batter prior to placing in the oven and the sugars burnt easily, so best to sprinkle afterwards! 🙂

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

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Carrot and Zucchini Cake with Coconut Frosting

When I first tried a slice of carrot and zucchini cake at work, made by a wonderful colleague of mine, my tastebuds landed instantly in heaven! Having tried just a plain carrot cake before and thinking that it must be semi-healthy as it has carrots in it right? Now trying the same just with more vegetables in it couldn’t make it any better! After finding a simple recipe for this devine carrot and zucchini cake I decided to embark on this wonderful baking experience.

Carrot and Zucchini Cake with Coconut Frosting

Due to my now health obsession, I have tweaked the ingredients to include all clean eating and nutritious ingredients. Even the icing/frosting is healthy, and mind you, mind-blowingly (if that’s a word) amazing! Let’s begin this wonderful baking journey!

TOTAL FUN TIME: 30 mins not including refrigeration time

Serves 10

RECIPE

Cake:

Frosting:

METHOD

Cake

  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients then mix in the oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Mix in the zucchini and carrots.
  4. Pour into greased pan (15″ x 10″ is preferable).
  5. Place in the over for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Cool, then top with coconut frosting!

Carrot and Zucchini Cake with Coconut Frosting

Frosting

  1. Mix and stir all the ingredients in a consistent texture.
  2. Refrigerate for about 45 minutes then pour over the cake.
  3. Slice into preferred squares or rectangles and let your taste buds indulge!

Carrot and Zucchini Cake with Coconut FrostingDo you love everything coconut just as much as we do? Let us know what your favourite coconut product is, so we can experiment some more!

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox