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Spiced Carrot Walnut Muffins

These spiced carrot walnut muffins are bursting with flavor and the nutrition of carrots, apples, dates and nuts!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ cup of Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ tsp of Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tsp of Ground Ginger or Dry Ginger Powder
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup of Shredded Carrots packed (about 3 medium sized whole carrots)
  • ¼ cup of chopped walnuts or nuts of your choice like cashews or almonds
  • 16 - 18 large sized Dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • ¼ cup of flavorless Oil
  • 2 tablespoon of apple cider or white Vinegar
  • ¼ cup of Applesauce or finely grated apple


  • Heat a cup of milk for 2 minutes in the microwave and soak the pitted and roughly chopped dates in it for 1 to 2 hours. Alternatively, you can soak it overnight in cold milk, in the fridge.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F or 180 C and line a 12 cup Muffin tin with silicone or paper liner. Reserve some of the grated carrot and chopped nuts for garnish.
  • In a large bowl sift together the Whole Wheat Flour, Almond Flour, Baking Soda, Cinnamon Powder, Ground Ginger and a pinch of Sea Salt.
  • Add the grated carrots to the shifted flour and mix till the carrots are coated with the flour mixture.
  • In a blender or food processor, puree the soaked dates along with the milk used for soaking. Add the oil, vinegar, applesauce or grated apples and blend again.
  • Add the date puree to the flour-carrot mix and mix gently. Overmixing can ruin the muffins, so mix till the dry ingredients are just moistened.
  • Add the chopped walnuts and fold it in.
  • Divide the batter into the prepared 12 cup muffin pan, filling up to half of the cavity. Top with the reserved carrots and nuts.
  • Bake at 375 F (or 180 C) for 25 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out dry.
  • Remove from the oven and let the muffins cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Take them out from the pan on to a cooling rack and let them cool completely.