One of my favorite desserts used to be carrot cake. That was the version full of white flour and sugar! So when I ran across this recipe in The Great American Detox Diet, I was very excited. The muffins are made of whole food ingredients, have an outstanding flavor, simple to make and moist!
The recipe didn't call for nuts but I think next time I will include. Also, I didn't have an orange for the zest so I used the Doterra Wild Orange oil which worked great and really gave it a lovely zing of orange. I have used this on several occasions in cooking and cold salads. To learn more or order yours go to http://www.mydoterra.com/9830/. Thank you and enjoy these wonderful delicacies.
2 cups white spelt flour
1 cup whole spelt flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup water
1/3 cup unrefined coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Zest of 1 orange ( I used 3 drops Wild Orange Doterra oil)
1 1/2 cups grated carrot
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the white spelt flour, whole spelt flour, baking soda, baking powder, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to combine and set aside.
In a blender, combine the applesauce, water, oil, vanilla, vinegar, salt, orange zest, carrot, coconut, and maple syrup. Blend until well combined.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, add the raisins, and stir until just mixed.
Pour 1/4-cup scoops of batter into oiled muffin pans and bake for 20 minutes.
YIELD: 24 3" Muffins
Recipe from The Great American Detox Diet by Alex Jamieson