apple carrot bran muffin recipe

Makes 24

Naturally high in fibre and incredibly tasty, this apple, carrot & bran muffin recipe mixture can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 30 days before baking. Plus, the baked muffins freeze and defrost well. These muffins are a healthy option for the kids’ lunchboxes – and yours!

You will need:

2 eggs

1 cup soft brown sugar

60mls canola oil

1 cup oat bran

1 ½ cups flour

2 cups digestive bran powder

½ tsp salt

1 Tbs bicarbonate of soda

1 large grated apple

2 grated carrots

½ cup sultanas/raisins

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 cups low-fat/fat free milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

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How to make the apple, carrot & bran muffins

1 Beat the eggs, sugar & oil together

2 In another bowl add all the dry ingredients, the grated apple, grated carrot and the sultanas. Mix thoroughly.

3 Combine the milk and vanilla and add to the flour mixture. Stir until well blended. Do not overmix.

4 Leave to stand for 2-3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

5 Pre-heat oven to 180°C.

6 Fill muffin pan 2/3 full and bake for around 15 minutes until cooked.

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Kelly Ansley, registered dietician, BabyYumYum expert
Kelly is a registered dietitian and owner of Smart Eating Registered Dietitians Kelly is a registered dietitian in private practice. She gained valuable experience in the government and private sector before starting her own practice, ‘Smart Eating’, in 2015. She is currently a guest lecturer to the third-year dietetics students at the University of Pretoria and consults from practices in Houghton and Fourways and Morningside Mediclinic. Since becoming a mom in 2019, Kelly feels passionate about educating and informing other moms on nutrition-related topics and empowering them to provide a healthy balanced diet for the whole family. Kelly understands the stress and pressure that come with being a working mom and she supports her clients and assists them to achieve sustainable health goals. In her private capacity, Kelly enjoys baking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.