These muffins are relatively low in fat and calories. One muffin contains about a third of the fat and less than half of the calories of a typical muffin found in a coffee shop. They are also a good source of fibre and contain healthy omega-3 fats (from the flax, chia and hemp seeds).

Ingredients:

3/4 cup milk or water

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp ground flax seeds

2 cups spelt flour

1/3 cup hemp seeds

2 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup mashed banana or applesauce

1 cup shredded carrot

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F ( 190°C). In a small bowl, mix the water or milk, chia seeds and ground flax. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, stir together the spelt flour, hemp seeds, baking powder, spices and salt. In a separate bowl mix the applesauce or banana, sugar, oil, shredded carrot, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Spoon the batter evenly into a greased muffin tin. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins.

Nutrition (per muffin, made with banana and water):

  • Calories: 200
  • Carbs: 27 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Fat: 8.4 g
  • Fibre: 4.2 g
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