Foodie Friday:  It’s no secret that muffins aren’t exactly the healthiest snack choice. But if you choose ones that are also packed with plenty of goodness, like these Energy Muffins, then you can enjoy a little treat and the energy boost that comes with it without feeling too guilty.

Prep: 20 min
Cook: 45 min
Serves: 18


  •  1 1/4 cups (275g) caster sugar
  •  2 cups (300g) plain flour
  •  2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1 cup sultanas
  •  2 cups grated carrot
  •  1 cup grated apple
  •  1 cup desiccated coconut
  •  1 cup chopped walnuts
  •  3 eggs
  •  1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  Icing sugar, to dust



  1.  Preheat oven to 180°C. Use 18 paper cases to line muffin pans.
  2.  Sift sugar, flour, cinnamon, and powder into a large bowl. Add sultanas, carrot, apple, coconut, and walnuts. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  3.  Add to the dry ingredients and fold until just combined – do not overmix.
  4.  Spoon into muffin pans and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve dusted with icing sugar.