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When I first saw this recipe at Meeta’s amazing blog I felt that the recipe has too much going around with it, too many flavours that may clash with each other but than I sat and looked hard at the recipe and as she mentions, the recipe is every mother’s delight… it has vegetables, fruits and nuts all rolled into one. I decided to give it a try and was very very pleasently surprised at the results. The flavours blend with each other so well that its hard to imagine that their are so many ingredients that went into it.

I did make some modifications to meeta’s recipe though… the major one being I used whole wheat flour instead of maida and yes I added a tsp of flax seeds powder to it

What I used

  • 280g whole wheat flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 50g walnuts – toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 270g carrots – grated
  • 1 large apple – grated
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup desicated coconut
  • 3 large eggs
  • 180 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp flax seed – roasted and grounded to a powder

How I made it

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Toast the walnuts till slightly brown, I roast them in the oven itself when it is getting heated
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together i.e. flour, sugar, baking powder. salt and cinnamon, Add walnuts and coconut to it and mix a little
  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs a little, add oil and vanilla essence
  • Fold in the grated carrots and apple.
  • Add this mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until the dough is moist.Dont overmix it which I think is the key to make good muffins
  • Pour in greased and lined muffin moulds and bake for about 20 mins

Cool and bite into them, as I said before they were yummy… the carrots and apples keeping it moist, eggs adding softnes and walnuts and flax seeds adding the crunch… and very nutritous 🙂