Fitnesse® Carrot and Whole Grain Mini-Muffins

    Mmmm... Put the kettle on! These moist and fruity muffins are great for a mid-afternoon snack.

    Preparation Time
    10 min
    Cooking Time
    20 min
    Cooling Time
    Skill Level
    Serving Size


    • 2 eggs
    • 3.5 tbsp of orange juice
    • 2 tbsp of raw cane sugar
    • 2 tbsp (includes 1 tbsp for the molds) of olive oil
    • 2 carrots
    • 20 g of dried cranberries
    • zest from 1 orange
    • 90 g of FITNESSE® cereals
    • 200 g (approx. 1-1/2 cups) of flour
    • 50 g (approx. 6 tbsp) of cornstarch
    • 1 packet of yeast
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 0.5 tsp of allspice


    • Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 375ºF.
    • Mix the eggs, orange juice, sugar, and olive oil.
    • Peel and grate carrots.
    • Add them to the mixture along with the cranberries and orange zest.
    • Coarsely crush the cereals by hand.
    • In a mixing bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, salt, spices, and cereal together and add it all to the wet ingredients.
    • Stir all ingredients till evenly combined.
    • Pour batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.


    Do Nestlé products in emerging countries have more salt than products in developed/developing countries?

    For the last 15 years we’ve been working to reduce the sodium (which is the major component of salt) in our breakfast cereals across the world because we want to keep making them more nutritious. Achieving consistency in all products, in all countries, takes time - so some may have more sodium than others. Our aim is for all our cereals – globally – to have the same reduced levels of sodium, with a target of less than 135mg per serving in all our children's products.

    What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?

    As well as being a healthy choice for people who want to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, or have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, Gluten Free Corn Flakes are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron

    How can I find foods made with whole grain?

    Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too. It’s easy to know if a Nestlé breakfast cereal is made with whole grain: just look out for the Green Banner and whole grain tick on top of the box.

    I’ve heard a low GI diet can help me lose weight. Is this true?

    It’s too early to say. The science in this area is still emerging. There is evidence that low GI foods take longer to digest and help you feel satisfied for longer, but none that you’ll eat fewer calories at the next meal.