carrot muffins covered with icing sugar


Fitnesse® Carrot and Whole Grain Mini-Muffins

Mmmm... time to make a nice hot cup of tea! These moist and fruity muffins are great for a mid-afternoon snack.

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


2 eggs
3.5 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp raw cane sugar
2 tbsp olive oil (incl. 1 tbsp for the moulds)
2 carrots
20 g dried cranberries
1 zest from orange
90 g FITNESSE® cereals
200 g flour
50 g cornstarch
1 packet yeast
1 pinch salt
0.5 tsp allspice


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Mix eggs, orange juice, sugar, and olive oil.
  • Peel and grate carrots.
  • Add them to the mixture along with the cranberries and orange zest.
  • Crush the cereals by hand.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, salt, spices, and cereal together, then add in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Stir all ingredients till even.
  • Pour batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.

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    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
    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.

    Is Nestlé planning to launch gluten-free versions of its other cereals or cereal bars?
    Not yet, but we will keep listening and responding to people’s needs.
    Why do some breakfast cereals have different serving sizes labeled on pack?

    The serving sizes mentioned on breakfast cereals can slightly differ, mainly due to differences in product density. Beyond its nutrients density, it’s also important for the portion size to suit the average cereal bowl. Some types of breakfast cereals, such as mueslis or granolas, are denser than traditional flakes; so a 30 g serving could look tiny and unrealistic in a bowl – that's why we use 45 g as a reference. These different serving sizes have been defined by the European cereals trade association and consistently applied by all industry members in Europe.

    Does the high GI of breakfast cereals negate the whole grain benefits?

    No. Even though some foods made with whole grain have a high GI, you can still benefit by including them in a healthy, balanced diet. Eating lots of whole grain can be good for the heart, even if the GI of the food is high. The whole population can benefit from eating more whole grain; the effect of low GI foods is still not clear.

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