This delicious muffin recipe is free from refined sugar and is a much healthier alternative than standard sweet muffins. The apple and dates offer a hint of sweetness and the almond meal gives texture and nuttiness. 

Ingredients (use organic where possible) 

  • 1/2 cup whole oats 
  • 1/2 cup almond meal 
  • 1/4 cup rice flour 
  • 2 free-range eggs 
  • 1/4 cup milk (or dairy alternative) 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • Pinch of nutmeg 
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 5 medjool dates, chopped


Makes around 6 muffins. You can double the ingredients for a bigger batch if you like. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit. Process oats in a food processor until a flour-like consistency is reached. Place the oat flour in a mixing bowl with the almond meal, rice flour, baking powder and spices. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and milk until fluffy. Stir in the grated carrot, apple, ginger and dates. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Spoon into a lined or greased muffin tray and bake for around 25-30 minutes or until golden.

Source: Food Matters Instagram 

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