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The Junior Chef’s Ginger Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Green Banana Flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Changing Habits gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon ground psyllium husk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup full fat natural yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt)
  • 1/4 cup raw natural molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life dark chocolate bits (optional) or 1/2 cup walnuts (or add both)

Overview

  • Preparation time 15 min
  • Cooking time 15-20 min in muffin tray
  • Makes approximately 24 muffins

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC for a fan forced oven. Line 2×12-cup muffin trays with bleach free patty pans.
  2. Add broccoli and carrot pieces to thermomix and chop on speed 5, 5s (if not using a food processor, steam lightly first then puree)
  3. Add baking soda, sea salt, eggs, gelatin, psyllium, spices, sugar, coconut oil, yoghurt, molasses and vanilla essence and mix in the thermomix speed 5, 5 seconds. Scrape down sides with spatula. This can be done with a stand or hand mixer as well.
  4. Add the banana and tapioca flour and mix until combined (thermomix, speed 5, 15 seconds). If it is a little liquid still, add 1/4 cup more banana flour. It depends a bit on how much moisture is in your vegetables.  The mix will thicken on standing for 5 minutes due to the psyllium. Scrape down sides with spatula. This can be done with a stand or hand mixer as well.
  5. Add the walnuts and/or choc bits and mix until just combined, thermomix reverse speed 5, 5 seconds). This can be done with a stand or hand mixer as well. The Junior Chef says to treat yourself with 4-5 choc bits as well!
  6. Scoop into patty pans, about 1/3 a cup per muffin.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes for the muffin tray.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  These freeze very well.  Handy to pull one out for breakfast in the morning or anytime!

Tracie is a certified Health and Wellness Coach, Member of the Institute of Complimentary Therapists, holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and has spent over 20 years driving change at all organizational levels in the corporate space, with small businesses and more recently with individuals looking to live a thriving, fulfilling life.