Part of my Momma circle includes alot of truly brilliant women. Among them is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and wonderful mother of twin boys. Specializing in prenatal, breastfeeding, and toddler nutrition, Yaffi, the mind behind Baby Bloom Nutrition (http://www.babybloomnutrition.com/home.html) has inventive ways of introducing new foods, managing picky eaters, and insight on ways to keep your nutrition at the forefront too. I enjoy her natural approach to health and her nutrition advice is invaluable. I serve them at breakfast or as a snack paired with fruit and cheese.
Yaffi’s Absolutely Awesome Carrot Muffins
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 teasoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup honey
- 6 pureed dates
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup applesauce
- 3/4 cup carrots, grated (approximately one large carrot)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius). In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Pit the dates and add to a blender or immersion blender cup. Add the butter, honey, vanilla, and applesauce to the blender cup and puree until smooth. Add the egg and mix well by hand. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Add the carrots and mix well. Portion into muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Store at room temperature for 3 to 5 days or refrigerated up to seven days.
The second time I made these muffins I modified the recipe a little to use oat flour instead of the whole oats. I also substituted the honey for an equal amount of agave syrup. I also used unrefined coconut oil instead of butter and substituted 1 cup or eight ounces of carrot puree for the applesauce. I have also made these muffins in my Ebelskiver Pan to resemble doughnut holes. You can also put a filling in the Ebelskiver style muffins if desired. Both recipes were equally delicious. You can find the Ebelskiver Pan from Nordic Ware here:
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