Rooibos Caravan Muffins



  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Le Pain Quotidien Caravan Mix
  • 2 handfuls walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup rooibos tea, brewed with 2 LPQ tea bags and chilled
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • Optional superfood boost: 1 tbsp chia, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

Developed for Le Pain Quotidien by Breakfast Criminals

We all have those recipes that bring us right back to our childhood, ringing up the memories of our mom or grandma’s baking – and every time you get a whiff of that smell from the past, you get that cozy, homey feeling. For me, one such recipe is my grandma’s tea cake. Here, I modified the original recipe to satisfy the most picky healthy eater (i.e. – me!)

Rooibos is one of my favorite teas – fruity, sweet, rounded and a bit sweet, this herbal powerhouse is caffeine-free and full of antioxidants. Combined with the hearty Caravan Mix and natural honey, and baked with organic virgin coconut oil, these Rooibos Caravan Muffins make for a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert (serve with coconut yogurt and berries).


1. Preheat oven to 350° F/180C.
2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

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3. Pour the mixture into baking molds (heart molds make them taste better!)
4. Once the oven is ready, bake for 40 minutes.
5. Serve in the Breakfast Criminals heart bowl (available on this October!)

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Suggested serving to take it to the next level: yogurt of your choice (I used coconut), Noir Organic Dark Chocolate Spread, Organic Crunola® Raw Granola, strawberry.

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For more nourishing breakfast ideas, check out the Breakfast Criminals eBook, with over 100 recipes and tips to start your day with love (and superfoods).


Ksenia is a traveler, yogini and superfood breakfast aficionado who believes that better breakfasts make you a happier person. She recently released Breakfast Criminals eBook, with more than 100 delicious, wholesome recipes and tips. By day, she’s a digital marketing consultant for fashion brands and and co-founder of #FairTuesday, a grassroots ethical shopping movement that aims to change lives of whole communities by inspiring people to buy fair trade. Follow her on InstagramFacebookTumblrPinterest and Twitter.

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