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No added sugar fruity muffins

My toddler has got to the age where she is well aware about the delights of cakes and biscuits. Being a dietitian I’m not keen on her eating lots of bought and sugary snacks, so most weeks we have a baking session. I’m also pregnant at the moment so keen to find myself healthy treats to snack on too.

This week toddler girl asked to make some cakes, so I popped over to Mamcook’s blog for some inspiration. She has these lovely looking Fruity Prune Muffins on her blog which I’ve adapted to make them gluten and wheat free, plus we used apricots (toddler’s choice).

The whole family was pretty pleased with them, in fact these are likely to be adapted and cooked quite regularly as they were easy for the toddler to get involved with too.

Dietitian UK: No added sugar Fruit muffins
Dietitian UK: No added sugar Fruit muffins



100g, 3.5 oz Gluten Free Self Raising flour or 50g rice flour, 30g cornmeal and 20g tapioca starch

40g, 1.5oz Porridge oats

1 tsp Gluten Free Baking powder

1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

140g, 5oz Natural yoghurt

1 tbsp Apple  juice

1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

3 tbsp of Vegetable oil

1 Egg

140g, 5oz Chopped Dried Apricots


  • Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4.
  • Mix the flours, oats, apricots, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together.
  • Now mix the yoghurt, apple juice, vanilla extract, oil, egg together.
  • Next mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones.
  • Spoon into a muffin tin and bake for 12-14 minutes, they should be risen and golden.

Let me know what variations you try out.


Carrot Oatmeal Muffins. Gluten Free, great for little ones.

I’ve been waking up super early…5.30am, for no special reason. It’s one the one hand annoying as I’d like to get a bit more sleep, but I also relish the peace and quiet with the rest of the household still snoozing. So what do you do with a bit or early morning time on your hands? Get inspired by recipes and do some cooking of course!

I had to wait until my toddler woke to make these as I knew she’d love helping – she was super proud of herself for making cakes with carrots in. She grated the carrots (with help), did a lot of mivixing, measured out the sultant, baking powder and cinnamon, then dolloped it into the cases. I recion she will be on Masterchef soon 😉

Here is our recipe – it has some sugar in, but if you wanted to make it sugarfree try adding homemade applesauce (stewed apples pureed down).


Carrot Oatmeal Muffins. Gluten Free, great for little ones.

Author: Priya Tew, Dietitian UK
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Serves: 8
  • 125g oat flour
  • 75g rice flour
  • 50 g potato starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 100ml milk
  • 75g sugar
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 large handful of sultanas
  1. Mix together the flours and potato starch with the baking powder and cinnamon.
  2. Add in the eggs one at a time, then the milk and oil.
  3. Next add the sugar and grated carrots.
  4. Finally stir in the sultanas by hand.
  5. Spoon the muffins into muffin cases and bake at Gas Mark 4 for 16-18 minutes.


Delicious served fresh from the oven, as part of a packed lunch or with custard as a pudding. These will freeze well too.