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Sugar-free carrot muffins

Sugar-free carrot muffins

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  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs M
  • 15g Stevia
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 125 ml of natural unsweetened yogurt
  • 220 g whole wheat flour
  • 25 ml. whole milk or vegetable drink of your choice (the one that would work best is almond)
  • A pinch of salt (approximately 3 grams)
  • 1 sachet of Royal type baking powder (12 grams), raising powder would also work (same amount)
  • Optional to decorate: Some oat flakes or chopped nuts

The muffins are wonderful. We can eat them at breakfast time, as a snack, mid-morning or, if we have a very sweet tooth, for dessert. Classic muffins are one of those traditional delicacies that always come in handy. But from there we find an infinite universe of possibilities.

We have the delicious chocolate muffins that the little ones (and adults too) enjoy so much. Lemon muffins are also a delicious alternative that are perfect for breakfast and, if we get creative, we can even make delicious savory muffins like these goat cheese and tomato muffins .

There are a thousand ways to prepare muffins, but in the case of sweet ones, most of them have sugar in their recipe. Sugar is delicious but we know that it is not exactly the healthiest thing, that is why today we dare with these delicious sugar-free carrot muffins . They are a perfect option for those who cannot or do not want to add sugar to their diet. Despite not having it, we assure you that they are sweet and delicious.

If you want to try some healthy and delicious muffins , get to work with these sugar-free carrot muffins . They are very simple to make, the ingredients are found in any supermarket and it won’t take us long to make them, so there is no excuse. Leave us in the comments how your muffins turned out, they will surely come out delicious.

Preparation of sugar-free carrot muffins

  1. First we peel and grate the carrots well and reserve it for later. We scratch the rind of the lemon being careful not to reach the white part and we also reserve it.
  2. We put the eggs and Stevia in a bowl at room temperature and beat everything well for 5 minutes. Then we add the oil and beat for 15 seconds until well combined. Then we add the milk, the yogurt and beat for 10 seconds.
  3. We sift the flour and add it to the mixture with the baking powder and a pinch of salt. We mix everything until it is well united and add the lemon zest and carrot, beating everything well so that it remains cohesive.

Baking and presenting the muffins

  1. We preheat the oven to 250º C and meanwhile we pour the dough into the muffin molds that we will have placed on a baking tray. Sprinkle with oats or pieces of your favorite nuts (walnuts are great). We put the baking tray in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to let them rest.
  2. A good recommendation is to put the muffins (with their capsules or paper tulips) in metal flan pans so that they have a hard surface to rise in the oven and the famous puff comes out when baking. Traditional metal trays for baking cupcakes or muffins also work.
  3. With the oven previously heated with heat up and down and without a fan, we bake the muffins at 200º C for about 15-16 minutes. We check that they are well cooked when a stick inserted into them comes out clean.
  4. After this time, we take out the muffins and let them rest for a few minutes to cool. Ready to eat.

These types of muffins do not have integrated sugar, but several of the ingredients in their preparation do. If you are diabetic, it is best to take them only occasionally or avoid them. It is still a sweet or dessert, and has some sugar (lactose in milk, sugar in carrots and fructose in lemon). So one doesn’t hurt, but taking them regularly does.

Tips for perfect sugar-free carrot muffins

  • We can prepare all types of cupcakes or muffins  with almost infinite flavors and ingredients. On the blog you will find all types, and in all of them you can replace sugar with sweeteners as in this case, from  pumpkin muffins , delicious  muffins with   blueberries or refreshing  raspberry and yogurt muffins .  Even in some of them, sugar or sweetener is not necessary, for example in banana bread style banana muffins due to the large amount of sugar (fructose) that ripe banana contains.
  • Grating the carrot should not be very fine because otherwise the result will be like a puree. It’s better if it’s a little thick.
  • If we want to make them even healthier, we can use spelled flour instead of whole wheat flour. You can also use refined wheat pastry flour, they will come out fluffier.
  • You can add sweeteners, in this case I recommend 10 grams of Stevia or 150 of Dayalet, there are much more on the market, but I have not used them, so I don’t know how they will work. If you try something different and they turn out well, please leave me a comment or send me an email so I can add it to the recipe.
  • We can replace the milk with any other dairy drink that we drink at home, from oatmeal, almond, soy or rice drinks. They are just an example, but remember that milk also contains sugar.

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