Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Healthy Morning Muffins

Healthy Morning Muffins
Around this time of year, my morning oatmeal routine is getting a bit, well, routine. This weekend, we enjoyed healthy morning muffins and they were the perfect change of pace. Moist without traditional fat, these muffins have add-ins like carrots, bananas and raisins that make them the perfect way to flavorfully kick-off the calorie conscious season without sacrificing flavor.

Healthy Morning Muffins
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 salt
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup skim milk
4 medium carrots shredded (I used 16 baby carrots)
1 medium ripe banana, mashed

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat 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.
2) Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup batter. Bake 23-25 minutes.

{recipe from Everyday Food, photo by me}

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Laura Casey Interiors said...

yum. xo

olivia rae said...

your new layout looks awesome! and so do these muffins... definitely want to try these!! xo

Chicago City Girl said...

I really like your new format ~ and thank you for what looks to be a scrumptious, healthy recipe, something I'm always on the look out for ~

cheers!

Nikki said...

umm those muffins look yummy!

LindsB said...

Yum, its that afternoon snack time and those look delish- I could use one...or about a dozen right now :)

Deliciously Organized said...

sound delicious..a must try. thanks for posting!

Sonia said...

Love this recipe. I'm definitely trying it soon. I make muffins for the kids a lot for afternoon tea. Often, I substitute the white flour with half wholemeal flour and half white flour just to cut down on the refined white stuff.

Emily A. Clark said...

Fun to find another Charlotte blogger. We are actually in Belmont and really like it

Kristin said...

Those sound delicious!

Lo said...

yum! I need to put those on my list of stuff to make :)

Tommy said...

These look so great!! And where have I been? The new look on your blog is awesome!! And carbon neutral!

Kelsey said...

Try using organic blue agave nectar instead of the brown sugar. It is a low-glycemic sweetener and will make those yummy health muffins even better. I make a similar recipe using the agave nectar. I also use half white flour and whole wheat and add ground flax seed to bump of the nutrition. Love the blog!

ashlina said...

i gotta make these.....

i soooooo love your blog, just found it and now addicted.

xo
ashlina
secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Sounds yummy! I make something similar with flaxseed meal. Try adding 3/4 cup flaxseed meal to those!

Anonymous said...

they smell yummy...baking in the oven now!

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