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Carrot & Apple Cakes

Ingredients

150g Carrots, grated
1 Large apple, grated
3 Large free range eggs
100g Soft brown sugar
125ml Rapeseed oil
100g Wholemeal flour
2tsp Baking powder
2tbsp Flaked almonds
1tsp Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 160C fan and line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases or use mini-tin cake moulds.

Whisk the 3 eggs with the oil until fluffy – using an electric mixer if easier, obviously, but you can also work on your upper arms with this!

Add the sugar and continue to beat for another 5 minutes. This is the part that makes the muffins light an airy, so don’t skip it.

Add the grated carrot, apple, cinnamon and almonds, if using, and mix well. Now gently mix in the flour and baking powder – don’t over mix or the muffins will turn out stodgy.

Pour the batter into the prepared cases and bake for 20min until well risen, golden on top and springy to the touch.

Serve with berries and plain Greek yogurt for a lovely weekend breakfast or on their own as a tasty treat that counts as one of your 5-a-day!

Nutrifacts

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Eggs contain PROTEIN to help your body heal and grow. Protein also helps slow down sugar absorption which, in turn, smooths blood sugar levels. Additionally, eggs contain vitamin A that supports vision and healthy skin as well as riboflavin that promotes normal growth and VITAMIN B12 that supports red blood cell health.

Carrots contain good levels of BETACAROTENE, an antioxidant responsible for their bright orange colour that the body can transform in VITAMIN A. VITAMIN A is fundamental to maintain good vision in poor lighting conditions as well as keeping healthy skin and act as anti-oxidant to protect our bodies from the damage generated by free-radicals. Carrots are high in FIBRE that helps intestinal health & transit fatty acids. Carrots also contain VITAMIN C that supports the immune system.

Rapeseed oil is low in saturated fat and HIGH in omega-6 essential fatty acids.

Sugar contains NO nutrients only calories in the form of refined carbohydrates, that’s why it is important to only have it occasionally.

In order to help balance your sugar levels when eating sweets, ensure they also contain fibre from fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds or wholemeal flours and protein from eggs, nuts or seeds.

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