Thursday, September 1, 2011

Healthy Carrot Cake Power Scuffins

These scuffins are one of my favourite muffins/scones that I've made recently. First of all, I love carrot cake. Second of all, I love the texture of these. Carrot muffins and cookies are usually quite soft. Which is nice, but I love how these scuffins are a bit more scone like, soft but denser, a bit like a cookie but not crisp. E really didn't like the coconut on top and I could go either way with it.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Pumpkin Muffins
Morning Glory Muffins
Spiced Carrot Muffins
Garden Harvest Cake

Healthy Carrot Cake Power Scuffins
Adapted from Oh She Glows

Makes 6-7 scuffins

1 cup whole grain spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp water, mixed and set aside for 5 mins
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup shredded or grated carrots (approx 2 medium)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup toasted, chopped walnuts
Coconut, for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour through pumpkin spice). In a medium sized bowl mix together the wet ingredients (oil through carrots). Add wet to dry and mix until just incorporated. Fold in the walnuts and raisins. Scoop mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat mats. Scoop about 1/4 cup for each scuffin. With wet hands, flatten into disks. Sprinkle with coconut if using. Bake for 25 minutes at 350F.


Eileen said...

Ok, those seem like an exceptionally good idea. I may try this one with a honey sub (since one thing CA definitely lacks is a sugar maple population).

Mini Baker said...

these totally look like something I'd see at my local vegan shop! YUMM! so hearty!
mini baker

janet @ the taste space said...

I've never heard of scruffins before - that's so funny.. and a wonderful baked good. :)

Rachel said...

muffins- love
everything in your scuffins - love!
I will be making these, possibly before my current homebaked good runs out!

Joanne said...

If I smeared these with cream cheese frosting, they would still be healthy...right?

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I love the world "scuffin"...reminds of "puffin" lol. This looks like a GREAT way to start the day!

Genevieve said...

I have made these before too, and I loved the combination of ingredients! They're like a big soft healthy cookie that I can eat for breakfast!

Johanna GGG said...

"scuffins" makes me laugh - I think I would like the coconut on top - am going through a coconut phase - curious about the texture of these