Carrot walnut bran muffins, with no added sugar – yummy enough for a snack, healthy enough for breakfast!

Carrot walnut bran muffins, with no added sugar - yummy enough for a snack, healthy enough for breakfast! #muffin

I’ve been having a few chats to the guys at work recently and they’re loving my ‘healthy’ food.  Mind you, I get the most rave reviews when I use real sugar, but if I don’t tell them it’s healthy, somehow all the baked goods I bring in end up being eaten in a very short time!  When I was talking with one of the guys, I asked him for a favor and said I’d bring in an experimental baked good for him as payment, if it turned out.  He’s very much into the low sugar, high protein type food, so I thought I’d try something with my bran muffin recipe, which is sweetened only with dates.

Now this is a recipe that I have always loved, but Grant hasn’t really taken to it.  He says the original recipe is kind of bland, with little flavor.  When I gave him one of these carrot walnut bran muffins, he went back for more.  And more.  I think it might be due to the additional spices that I used, and the topping (make your own with cashews and dates using this recipe).  And then he had the idea of grating some carrots as a garnish on top, just to make it look pretty.  Being the dutiful wife, I did that, and really like the outcome.

But it all comes down to the taste.  And if Grant loves these carrot walnut bran muffins – it’s got to be good.  Try it for yourselves and let me know what you think!

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Carrot walnut bran muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp all spice
  • 6 Medjool dates pitted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup carrot grated
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, ground flax, all spice and baking soda.
  3. In a food processor, blend dates, eggs, oil and water on high speed until very smooth
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry, then stir in applesauce, carrots and walnuts.
  5. Spoon batter into lined muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Cool and serve.

Carrot walnut bran muffins, with no added sugar - yummy enough for a snack, healthy enough for breakfast! #muffin