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Vegan Carrot Muffins - The Flexitarian

Vegan Carrot Muffins

Loaded with vegetables and fruits these vegan carrot muffins are the perfect healthish breakfast or snack.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Vegan Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 286 kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • muffin baking cases
  • muffin tin

Ingredients
 
 

  • 75 g raisins
  • 2 chia eggs [2 Tbsp ground chia seeds + 6 Tbsp of water]
  • 250 g spelt flour
  • 150 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 300 g grated carrots
  • 200 g pineapple
  • 90 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 ml almond milk
  • 90 g walnuts

CHOICE OF OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • icing sugar
  • Simple Vegan Cashew Cream - see recipe intro for how to make it
  • coconut cream - see recipe intro for how to make it
  • lemon zest

Instructions
 

  • Boil water. Pour over raisins in a bowl and let them soak in.
  • Prepare chia eggs by mixing 2 Tbsp of ground chia seeds with 6 Tbsp of water. Set aside for 10 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to Fan 180°C / 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  • Place 12 large paper baking cases in a muffin tin.
  • Sieve flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, salt, ginger powder, grated nutmeg and cinnamon in the large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl mix together oil, vanilla extract, almond milk and chia egg so there are no lumps. Whizz pineapple in a blender and add to the wet mixture alongside the grated carrots.
  • Add carrot mixture to flour mix. Fold in walnuts and drained raisins. Blend until well combined.
  • Carefully spoon into each muffin paper baking case in muffin tin to almost full height.
  • Place in the oven for around 20-25mins. Insert a skewer to check they are cooked. Skewer should come out clean.
  • When the muffins have cooled down add topping if desired. (see recipe intro for suggestions)

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 252mgPotassium: 187mgFiber: 5gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 4188IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
Keyword carrot, muffin
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