These are more delicious than they sound! The carrots make the muffins moist and the carotene they provide may help reduce eczema. Carrots are rich in nutrients that help heal the skin. In addition, these scrumptious muffins are gluten-free and lactose free therefore suitable for people whose skin react to either. The flaxseed in these muffins may help combat chronic inflammation which is associated with eczema.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Ingredients (Serves 12)
- 2 eggs
- 225 ml rice milk
- 4 tbsp sunflower oil
- 275g quinoa flour or other gluten-free flour
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 3 tsp gluten-free baking powder
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 125g brown sugar
- 3 carrots, grated
- 100g raisins
Preheat oven to 200 C/gas mark 6
Beat together eggs, rice milk, and oil. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just blended (do not over-mix but add a little more flour if the mixture is too runny). Fold in grated carrots and raisins.
Fill 12 paper muffin cups with batter (about two thirds full). Bake for 20 minutes.
For more information about eczema and what you can do to manage symptoms visit our Allergy Centre or read our feature ‘Eczema through the ages’.
- Patel et al 2006 Allergy
- Koch et al 2008 Br J Dermatol