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Gingerbread Muffins

The perfect way to sneak some extra veg into your day this Christmas!

45 mins
13 ingredients
$0.41 / person
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Gingerbread Muffins


Serves = 12 muffins

  • ½ cup dried, pitted dates
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 cup oat flour (you can make this by quickly blending up 1.5 cups of rolled oats until fine)
  • ⅓ cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini

It’s this easy

  • Preheat oven to 190C

  • Add dried dates, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda to a small bowl. Allow to stand for 5 minutes

  • Ensure dates and water have cooled slightly, then add to a blender, or food processor, along with golden syrup, eggs and olive oil. Blend until smooth.

  • Add wholemeal and oat flour, baking powder and spices. Blend until just combined

  • Grate zucchini and squeeze once to remove some, not all moisture.

  • Add zucchini and blend until combined.

  • Distribute mixture between 12 muffin cases.

  • Bake in the oven for 20 - 25 mins, until a skewer comes out clean.


Nutrition information (per serve)

  • Energy (487kJ)

  • Protein (3.1g)

  • Total fat (5.0g)

  • Saturated fat (0.9g)

  • Carbohydrate (13.8g); Starch (8.4g), Sugars (5.4g), Added sugars (0.9g), Free sugars (0.9g)

  • Dietary fibre (2.7g)

  • Sodium (119.4mg)

  • Calcium (23.1mg)

  • Iron (1.1mg)


Contains: Gluten, Wheat, Eggs, FODMAPs.
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