I love it when I see a recipe + I realize I have everything I need to make it in my kitchen.
That’s what happened when my Instagram gal pal @espacioverde broadcasted these Muffins de Zanahoria y Banana. Half hour later, I had muffins. Just like that. And by the end of the day, they weren’t any muffins left. Just like that. Must be magic!
I begged Aixa, the genius behind @espacioverde to let me borrow her recipe + share it with y’all. She said yes. I did a happy dance.
And here we are, creating stuff + doing work that matters + saving the world + pulling all-nighters + skipping lunch + calling Chinese takeout when nobody’s looking. In the meantime, our bodies are trying to keep us alive. Making sure we are breathing while we sleep. Stopping cuts from bleeding. Finding ways to beat gremlins that might make you sick. Your body literally loves you so much that its sole purpose in life is to keep you alive. I believe it’s time to start loving your body back. Who’s with me?
That’s why I’m seriously committed to bringing you the yummiest recipes, from my messy kitchen to yours. Recipes that are free of crap. Recipes suited for superhero work. Cuz world domination + self-love starts in the kitchen. And sometimes it’s shaped like a donut.
Say hello to Healthified Banana Carrot Donuts ladies!
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 carrot, shredded
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- Dark chocolate, shaved (optional)
Step 1: Gather all your ingredients.
Step 2: Mix wet ingredients in a bowl.
Step 3: Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Step 4: Combine wet ingredients with wet ingredients until well incorporated.
Step 5: If using a conventional oven, bake at 350 degrees F for 12-20 minutes, or until golden brown + fully cooked in the middle using the toothpick test. If using a donut maker, follow the donut maker machine instructions.
Step 6: Remove from heat + place in a rack to cool down.
Optional: Hubby loves his donuts topped with shaved dark chocolate + devours them right off the rack as soon as the chocolate melts. YUM!
Photo: Marcela Macias