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By: Alexa McDonald, MS, RDN
There isn't much more effective at fueling a healthy diet than a well-balanced breakfast. Balanced with whole grains, veggies, and dried fruit, these muffins will make for a great on-the-go breakfast or snack. Made with wholesome ingredients, they'll keep you filled and fueled all the way until lunch. Read on and fill up!
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup White Flour
1/2 cup Almond Meal
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1.5 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Buttermilk (1/2 cup Skim Milk mixed with 1/2 tsp Vinegar, sit 5 min)
1/3 cup Coconut Oil
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
2.5 cups Shredded Carrots
1/2 cup Applesauce
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Coconut Flakes (unsweetened)
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 12 muffin tins with cooking spray.
2.) In a large bowl, combine first 9 ingredients.
3.) In a separate bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Then, add carrots, applesauce, raisins, and coconut. Fold into the flour mixture.
4.) Spoon batter into the muffin cups. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Yields: 12 muffins
Inspired by Nancy Clarke's Carrot Raisin Muffins and Morning Glory Muffins, these muffins are packed with enough fiber, protein, and healthy fats to fuel your morning. Similar to our Homestyle Banana Bread, but with a flavor and flour twist. In fact, 1/2 cup almond meal replaces 1/2 cup white flour in this recipe for a heartier, protein-packed treat.
Each muffin serves up about 200 calories, 5 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and less than 12 grams of sugar. Pair with 1-2 tbsp almond butter and 1 cup skim milk for a balanced and satiating breakfast. Looking for a bigger breakfast? Divide among 6 tins for a 400 calorie muffin with extra fiber and protein even before the add-ons. Enjoy!
Balanced Nutrition for Health & Performance.
I'm Lexi, a Certified Sports Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. I work with individuals, teams, and groups to find fuel and balance within their diets for health and performance.