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Carrot and courgette muffins recipe

These savoury muffins make a tasty snack – ideal for hungry kids just home from school or popped in a packed lunch.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Serves 8

Nutritional information

Per muffin:

  • 833kJ / 200kcal
  • 5.5g protein
  • 16.2g carbohydrate, of which 1.4g sugars
  • 12g fat, of which 2.7g saturates
  • 2.7g fibre
  • 0.6g salt

Ingredients

  • 125g lower-fat spread, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 tablespoons skimmed milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 100g grated carrot
  • 100g grated courgette
  • 100g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs
  • 75g porridge oats

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan oven 160C, gas mark 4). Line a muffin tin with 8 paper muffin cases or squares of baking paper.

  2. Mix together the cooled lower-fat spread, milk and eggs. Stir in the grated carrot and courgette.

    Information:

    The secret to successful muffins is to avoid over-mixing the wet and dry ingredients.

  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, dried herbs and porridge oats.

  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, taking care that you do not over-mix. Spoon into the muffin cases and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until firm and golden. Cool on a wire rack.

    Information:

    Freeze some of the muffins in a freezer bag or box – they will keep for up to 3 months.

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