Carrot & Date Muffins

by Sharon on June 20, 2013

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OK…not to brag, but these muffins are ah-maz-ing. I have none left. They are gone. Joe liked them and he doesn’t even like dates! That’s how good they are. A healthy way to start the day as a quick portable breakfast or great as a snack with a nice cuppa tea;)

I had an abundance of baby carrots in the fridge that needed to be used up so I grated some up and got to work baking muffins.

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With my hand blender I mixed up the liquids.

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Then I added in the carrots and chopped dates and mixed them in with the liquids. In a separate bowl, I whisked together the dry ingredients. Once the dry ingredients are blended, add them to the wet and mix until just combined.

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Fill your lined muffin tin 3/4 full.

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Pop them into the oven and wait with anticipation for 25 loooooooong minutes until they are baked. While you are waiting feel free to stand next to the oven inhaling the mouth watering aroma escaping from inside. I would love to bottle that enticing scent. So very, very yummy.

Once the toothpick test comes out clean, let these babies rest for about 20 minutes. You will be rewarded for your patience.

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You would never know that these muffins are of the healthy variety. Compared to their cake-y, white flour and butter laden counterpart, these spelt flour and coconut oil based muffins stand up incredibly well. Satisfying with just the right amount of sweetness. Your family will never know the difference:)

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Carrot & Date Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup melted(not hot)coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 large dates, finely chopped
  • 10 baby carrots, grated
  • 1 & 3/4 cups spelt four
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line muffin tin with 12 liners
  2. Combine milk, vinegar, coconut oil, egg and vanilla by beating with an electric mixer
  3. Add in the chopped dates and grated carrots and mix again
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients
  5. Add them to the wet mixture and mix until just combined
  6. Scoop out the batter, filling muffin liners 3/4 full
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, checking that a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Let cool on a rack for 20 minutes
http://thehonoursystem.com/2013/06/20/carrot-date-muffins/

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen Walker June 22, 2013 at 9:31 am

Can I use another kind of flour…I have almond flour, brown rice flour, coconut flour …”in stock” but not spelt flour!

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Sharon Sharon June 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

I think all of those would work:) Let me know how they turn out!

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Heidi @ Food Doodles June 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

These sound delicious! I’ve been meaning to try using dates in muffins like this. They just sound so yummy!

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Sharon Sharon June 22, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Heidi, these were too good. I hope you love them:)

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Charles Perrin July 5, 2013 at 6:07 am

Having carrot muffin is indeed a good way to start the day because of its healthy aspect. What really got me was the ease in preparation. You don’t have to wait so long to make it. You can even do it alone.

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