Zingiberaceae sure is a funny word to say, but it is the name of the family of super medical roots, can you guess it! That’s right, it’s Ginger, with its potent immediate family, Turmeric. We’re putting these Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Immune-boosting ingredients to work, hidden in these delicious, fragrant carrot muffins. From the ginger family, to yours.
⦁ Turmeric- Natural Anti-inflammatory, Immune-supporting
⦁ Ginger – Natural Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory
⦁ Carrot- Beta-Carotene Antioxidant, Vit. A precursor, Immune-boosting
⦁ 1 ½ cup flour of choice
⦁ 3 tbsp chia seeds
⦁ ¼ tsp salt
⦁ 2 tsp baking powder
⦁ ¼ tsp baking (bicarbonate) soda
⦁ 1 tsp pumpkin spice (cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove)
⦁ 1 handful chopped dates/currants/raisins or other dried fruit
⦁ ½ cup walnuts (Optional)
⦁ 2 tbsp B-WELL Thick & Creamy Mayonnaise
⦁ 1 cup carrots, grated
⦁ ⅓ cup maple syrup/honey
⦁ ¼ cup shredded coconut
⦁ 1 tsp turmeric powder or thumbnail amount knob of peeled fresh turmeric
⦁ 1 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled
⦁ 1 pinch ground black pepper
⦁ 1 tsp vanilla extract
⦁ 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar for sweeter optional
⦁ 3 tsp lemon juice
⦁ ½ cup milk of choice (almond/oat/soya)
⦁ chia seeds and coconut for topping
1. Preheat the oven to 180ºc. Line a muffin pan or use B-WELL Canola Baking Spray and set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Fold in dates, currants or other dried fruit.
3. In another bowl or a cake mixer, combine all wet ingredients until well combined and the honey/syrup is diluted.
4. Mix the wet and dry until just about combined. If too runny, add a few tbsp more flour. Drop the batter into muffin pan. Garnish with chia seeds, coconut and nuts.
5 Bake for 25 to 28 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, then serve. Cool completely before storing (on the counter for the day, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days). Can be frozen, defrost to eat.
Add the batter to a 20 x 12 cm or smaller loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick from the center comes out clean.