These carrot-flecked, whole-grain morning glory muffins can be made ahead for breakfast or a snack so you can hit the ground running on a busy morning. Add a nonfat latte and your day will be off to a healthy start. Or make this coconut-carrot morning glory muffin recipe for a special brunch. Look for coconut oil, in jars or tubs, near other cooking oils in large supermarkets, in the natural-foods section, or in natural-foods stores. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013

Katie Webster
Advertisement

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

    Advertisement
  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and allspice in a medium bowl.

  • Whisk eggs, applesauce, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk in coconut oil. Gently stir in the flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in carrots, 1/2 cup coconut and raisins.

  • Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons each oats and coconut.

  • Bake the muffins until they spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Individually wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, remove plastic, wrap in a paper towel and microwave on High for 30 to 60 seconds.

Equipment: Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups

Tip: Coconut oil is solid at temperatures below 76°F. To melt solidified coconut oil, remove the lid and place the container in a bowl of very hot water; stir frequently until melted.

Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; 8 g total fat; 6.2 g saturated fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 206 mg sodium. 193 mg potassium; 27.5 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 3.6 g protein; 3116 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 13 mcg folate; 71 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 23 mg magnesium; 7 g added sugar;

Reviews (22)

Read More Reviews
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2