Cranberry and Orange Breakfast Muffins Recipe

These flourless muffins are packed full of protein from the use of ground almonds. They are a great breakfast if you are trying to avoid sugar as these muffins only use the sweetness of banana and dried cranberries. Make sure you use overly ripe bananas so the mixture has a soft consistency and a sweet flavour.

Makes

12

Ingredients

  • 400g (14oz/4 cups) ground almonds
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 450g (1lb/scant 2 cups) mashed overripe banana
  • 200g (7oz/1²⁄³ cups) dried cranberries
  • 350g (12oz) carrots, finely grated in food processor
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds, to garnish

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan/400°F/ Gas 6. Line a muffin tin (pan) with paper cases.

2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and thoroughly stir together, making sure all the ingredients are incorporated.

3. Transfer the batter to the muffin cases and sprinkle each with pumpkin seeds.

4. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through and the centres spring back when lightly pressed.

5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Recipe courtesy of The Yoga Kitchen by Kimberly Parsons (£20, Quadrille) Photography by Lisa Cohen

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