Honey Spiced Muffins

    40 min

    These muffins are packed with everything except the kitchen sink. They are incredibly moist, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and dotted with courgettes, carrots, pecans and raisins.

    269 people made this

    Serves: 24 muffins

    • 200g plain flour
    • 90g wholemeal flour
    • 70g oat flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 3 eggs
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 125g unsweetened apple sauce
    • 250g natural yoghurt
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 275g honey
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 125g grated courgettes
    • 135g grated carrots
    • 60g chopped pecans
    • 75g raisins

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease two 12-hole muffin tins.
    2. In a bowl, sieve together the plain flour, wholemeal flour, oat flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    3. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, vegetable oil, apple sauce, yoghurt, sugar, honey and vanilla. Mix the flour mixture into the egg mixture.
    4. Fold in the courgettes, carrots, pecans and raisins. Divide into the prepared muffin tins. Bake 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until a skewer inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
    5. Cool 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

    Oat flour

    Can be made placing oats into a food processor and blitzing until finely ground.

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    Thank you for the kind reviews. As user Baked noted, this recipe does have too much sugar. It should be half the amount listed in the recipe - 1/2 cup. Not sure how that happened as I didn't submit it that way. It seems the part about draining the zucchini was left out as well. The mix can be too wet if the zuchinni isn't drained.  -  20 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made changes to make them healthier and my picky son STILL gobbled them up. I upped the veggies and applesauce, added flax seed, lowered the oil, omitted the white sugar altogether. Also, if you don't have oat flour, just toss plain oatmeal into the blender and voila! oat flour.  -  20 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Whoa! very moist! I used only whole wheat flour and oats (didn't have oat flour) and I added 1/2 cup ground flax seed. I didn't put in any sugar, only the honey. Oh, and I didn't have applesauce so I crushed some pineapple. It would have been fine without any applesauce or pineapple all together. Didn't use raisins, just walnuts. These smell so amazing and they really taste great! Got the thumbs up from family. Thanks for the recipe :D  -  04 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)