These apple, carrot and raisin muffins prove nutritious food can be simple

Try this simple muffin recipe, loaded with fruit, veg and energy, to get you through your training. 

Do you feel like you need to buy out the entirety of Whole Foods just to make nutritious snacks? Given how much emphasis is put on so-called superfoods, you’d be easily mistaken if you think it takes inaccessible magic powers to create delicious food that’s packed with good stuff. The reality is much more simple, and these fruit and veg packed muffins prove it. 

Made from high-fibre wholemeal flour to give the classic carrot cake an extra dose of goodness in a grab and go muffin case. Plus, they’re loaded with energy boosting apples, sultanas and honey to help you power through your training. Check out the recipe from Strong Bites, our new series of bite-sized healthy food recipes to help fuel your workout or recover post-training, below. 

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Apple, carrot and sultana muffin recipe

Prep: 15 minutes 

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes 

Serves: 6


1 egg
1/4 cup (56g) melted butter 
1/4 cup (60g) honey
1 grated apple
1 medium grated carrot
1/2 cup (80g) sultanas/raisins
1/2 cup (70g) mixed nuts/seeds (e.g. chopped cashews and pumpkin seeds) 
1 cup (120g) wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F and line a muffin tray with 6 cases.
  2. Beat the egg in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the melted butter and honey and mix well.
  4. Add the grated apple, carrot and raisins.
  5. Fold in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour into your lined muffin tray, filling each one generously.
  7. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden on top.
  8. Remove from the oven, leave to cool and enjoy.

Recipe by Hannah Webb from My Life Is For Living. 

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