Carrot and walnut muffins

This is a great, healthy muffin recipe ideal for lunchboxes, from the book Muffin Mania from Anne T Clark, an absolute health guru.  With no dairy, refined sugar or white flour it is the perfect alternative to those fatty, cakey muffins available everywhere.  It's so easy... and it works!  Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

 

1 cup carrots, grated

3/4 cup water

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups wholemeal self raising flour

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1 cup raisins, chopped

1/2 cup honey

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

extra water

 

EQUIPMENT

 

microwave bowl or saucepan, medium bowl, sifter, mixing spoon, muffin tray

 

Put the carrots, raisins, water, cinnamon and nutmeg into a saucepan (or microwave proof bowl).  Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes or microwave on high for 2 mins.

Cool.  Sift together the flour and bicarb soda.  Add this, the walnuts and honey to the carrot mixture.  Add extra water (enough to make an easy-to-spoon mixture but not runny) and mix well.  Spoon in to well greased muffin pans.

 

Bake 25 mins at 200 deg c/400 deg f.  Makes 12 muffins.

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