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Healthy morning muffins

Posted on: January 20, 2010

If you’ve ever had a “Plonk” these muffins are reminiscent of those muffins.  A plonk is filled with nuts, carrots, oats, bran, honey and lots of other good stuff – these are a close second. I found this recipe in a small book called “Everyday Foods”.  I made them over the weekend and we are still enjoying them in the morning for breakfast.  It’s nice to have something healthy with a cup of coffee or tea and they are quite easy to make.     

Directions:

nonstick cooking spray

1-1/4 Cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp coarse salt

1 Cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 Cup raisins

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 large egg

1/3 cup 1% milk (skim would work too)

3 medium carrots, shredded

1 medium ripe banana, mashed

PREHEAT the over to 400 degrees.  Coat a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and salt until there are no lumps.  Stir in oats and raisins.  Add oil, egg, milk, carrots and banana and stir until blended.

FILL each muffin cup with 1/4 cup batter.  Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean – 20 to 25 minutes.  Serve muffins warm or at room temperature.  (To store, keep in an airtight container up to 3 days)

**COOKs NOTE:  I used wheat flour instead of all-purpose.  I would bake them closer to the 20 minute range so they do not dry out.  Also, if  you know the ratio of applesauce to oil, that might add more moisture.  They aren’t too sweet and taste really good.**

Enjoy!

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1 Response to "Healthy morning muffins"

Sounds absolutely delicious. I think I might try these next week. They sound easy and somewhat hearty with the oatmeal in them…

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