Healthy Carrot, Apple, and Zucchini Mini Muffins
I admit it, I have an obsession with mini muffins. They are just adorable and so easy to pop into your mouth for a quick snack. You will see lots of them coming to the blog over the next little while. They are also great for the littles as they are easy to hold. These muffins tick all the boxes making them the perfect snack for kids and adults. They are delicious, nutritious, gluten-free and dairy-free. They are packed with nutrients, fibre, fat and protein to help balance your blood sugar and mood. Your kids won’t get hangry after eating these muffins. They are also loaded with fruit and vegetables from the carrots, apples and zucchini. No better way to sneak in your veggies than a tasty snack.
These muffins are so healthy they can be eaten for breakfast!
The base is made with almond flour or meal which is a great source of protein and fat. Most of the fat content comes from monounsaturated fat which is great for your cognitive and heart health. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron and vitamin E. This is a great option vs white wheat flour which can lead to blood sugar instabilities and inflammation in the body.
The apples, carrots and zucchini provide a diverse profile of nutrients and lots of healthy fibre. Fibre is essential to balance your blood sugar and mood. It also leads to healthy and optimal digestion and elimination. Pectin, which is found in apples, is a type of soluble fibre. Soluble fibre is great at binding to fatty substances and helping to eliminate toxins from your body. Since the gut and brain are connected, one of the first steps is to improve your digestive system, and guess what…fibre is one of the key players.
Enjoy these tasty muffins!