Sometimes we all need an energy boost! For a healthy and tasty way to get that pick up, try these energy boosting carrot, apple and chia muffins that can be made in just over half an hour.

Energy boosting carrot, apple and chia muffins healthy recipe


Serves: 12 (multiply as required)

100g carrots, finely grated

75g apples, coarsely grated

1 tsp. four spice powder

1 orange finely zested

3 tbsp. chia seeds

75ml maple syrup

75ml mild olive oil

2 eggs

50g buckwheat flour

70g whole meal flour

1.5 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

1 tbsp. rolled oats


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/ 180°C/ fan 160°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the grated carrot and apple, four spice powder, orange zest, chia seeds, sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, oil and eggs, until combined.
  3. Set aside for 5 minutes, or until the chia seeds have expanded a little. Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a separate bowl.
  4. Stir the carrot mixture into the dry ingredients to form a batter. Divide evenly between the muffin cases and then scatter over the oats. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until risen and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to sit for 5 minutes, before arranging the muffins on a wire rack to cool completely.

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Energy Boosting Carrot, apple, and chia muffins. Healthy snack idea
Recipe from Kat Judge, head chef and co-owner of AliKats Mountain Holidays.

Winners of ‘Best Food in Morzine’ at the Source awards 2015, AliKats Mountain Holidays specialise in ski holidays with unbeatable home cooked food. Kat spends 90% of her waking life thinking about food and records her thoughts and recipes on her blog The Need to Feed.