Carrot, Apple And Quinoa Muffins

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Carrots, apple and quinoa, what a superb healthy combination. These muffins are incredibly moist with the sweetness of carrots and because there are no added bad fats and processed sugars these are nutritionally healthy as well. Adding just the right spice creates these heavenly muffins.

Makes 6 large muffins or 8 medium size or 12 small

 

Ingredients

  • 4 organic carrots, wash and cut to large pieces
  • 1 organic apple, wash, core and cut to large pieces
  • 2 tbsp. fresh organic lemon juice • 1 tsp. organic freshly grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup organic coconut sugar or pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup GF buckwheat flour • 1 tbsp. aluminum free baking powder • ½ tsp. sea salt • 1 tbsp. organic GF cinnamon • ½ tsp. organic GF nutmeg
  • ½ cup organic orange juice
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Add carrots, apple, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut sugar, coconut oil, egg and vanilla into a food processor, process as if the carrots were finely grated
  • In a large bowl add buckwheat flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir with a fork until all ingredients are well combined
  • Add ingredients from food processor, quinoa and orange juice into dry ingredients and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Pour into non-stick muffin cups and bake at 375 for 25 minutes, (if making medium size bake 23 minutes or small muffins bake only for 20 minutes) cool completely before removing from muffin cups, you can also use parchment paper cups in a muffin pan.


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