Carrot date muffins are one of the most amazing muffins I have made so far. My child has a sweet tooth. If I don't keep a healthy sweet option at home, he will end up eating chocolate or candies. When I was making these carrot and date muffins, I wasn't really sure about the outcome. The results got awarded when my husband, who does not like to eat sweets, ate two muffins. The icing on the cake was the compliment on the perfect balance of sweetness. And the secret is that I extracted mostly from the dates and carrots and used very little sugar. We all want to prepare something healthy for our friends and family. I must have over did the whole wheat bread and semolina bread with my little one and he was craving for something sweet to eat. As usual, his demand was to make Chocolate muffins or the walnut brownie. However, this time I decide to move away from chocolate and think a little different.I like to eat dates and wanted my child to also eat them, but he will turn nose up at it. There are plenty of health benefits of eating dates and I find people unaware of the same. Let me share a few benefits of eating dates. Benefits of eating Dates help in relieving constipation, intestinal disorder, anemia, sexual dysfunction, diarrhea etc. A good source of vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, etc. Rich in fiber, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Helps in weight loss. Helps in reducing blood pressure. A word of caution: Dates are very high in sugar. If your medical condition prohibits you to take sugar, even if it is coming from a fruit, restrict eating dates. I wasn't too sure of how to make carrot and date muffins recipe easy for me, because I had no idea how to use dates in the muffins. First I thought of chopping the dates, but that wasn't an easy task and I would have risked my recipe if my kid finds date pieces in the muffin.I then thought of making a puree of dates. I soaked a few dates in Luke warm water for about 30 minutes and then grinded those dates and prepared puree. My child would now never know that he ate dates, smart ;).
- If you want to avoid refined sugar then you can use jaggery powder for the same.
- Measurement for jaggery powder will remain same as of refined sugar suggested in the recipe.
Calories: 184 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 164 mg | Potassium: 168 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 14 g | Vitamin A: 2400 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 43 mg | Iron: 1 mg