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Healthy Morning Muffins

February 11, 2013

I love having snacks in the house that I can eat on-the-go in the morning.  These muffins are a perfect morning snack before work, a run or to satisfy my sweet tooth.  They aren’t that sweet and they have oats, carrots, raisins, bananas and a little bit of cinnamon and sugar to give them a light and refreshing taste.  I also mixed half of the batch with chocolate chips since my husband doesn’t like chocolate….very tasty with a few in there!  I think these would be pretty tasty with some zucchini and walnuts as well; I’ll try it next time.

Healthy Morning Muffins

Adapted from Everyday Food:

Healthy Morning Muffins

Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk of choice (I used soymilk)
4 medium carrots, shredded
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Mine is the one in the middle with chocolate....I don't like to share.

Mine is the one in the middle with chocolate….I don’t like to share.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or muffin tins. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt until there are no lumps. Stir in oats, chocolate chips (optional) and raisins. Add oil, egg, milk, carrots, and banana and stir until blended.
2. Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, 23 to 25 minutes.
Have a great day!



7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2013 6:31 am

    Looks good.. chocolate and healthy are my kind of muffin 🙂 Enjoy

  2. February 11, 2013 7:34 am

    I’ll be right over…

  3. February 11, 2013 8:21 am

    Yum! I definitely want to make these 🙂

  4. February 11, 2013 8:28 am

    love the combination of ingredients! yummy!

  5. February 11, 2013 10:32 pm

    Sounds yummy!

  6. February 12, 2013 10:22 pm

    These look delicious!!! Thank you for providing me motivation to get away from the muffin mixes 😀 This recipe also looks super easy to play with and try other things!


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