Enjoy breakfast the healthy way! Whip up a batch of these healthy breakfast muffins as a perfect on-the-go meal or snack to stay on track throughout the day. They are beyond delicious plus they’re packed with good stuff. Even kids love them!
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My friend Maren recently tried one of my breakfast recipes, and as a fellow non-breakfast-breakfaster she sent me this recipe of Martha’s. I instantly fell in love with the healthiness of it, plus it has raisins, bananas, carrots and oatmeal. Yum! I am a sucker for all of the above.
I made my first batch on a Sunday and ate one for breakfast each morning that week (I froze and then thawed half). This is huge for me! The last time I ate breakfast seven days in a row was probably in 1995 and it most likely consisted of greasy scrambled eggs and hash browns from our college servery.
These muffins will be a new a favorite recipe in our house . There is zero guilt, and they keep my hunger at bay until lunch time. And they are easy to make. So, so easy. Happy guilt-free breakfasting!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY BREAKFAST MUFFINS
Skip the baked goods at the grocery store and make your own delicious muffins + veggies for breakfast!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin 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 the wet ingredients: oil, egg, milk, carrots and banana and stir until blended.
Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup batter. Bake 18 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- The carrots are a great veggie to get into your muffins, they add vitamin K1, fiber and potassium. They also add moisture to these muffins! You can either purchase them shredded at the grocery store or you can use your cheese grater and do it yourself.
- A quarter cup of chopped walnuts would be good in these muffins if you like extra crunch.
- Try to let these cool completely off before you dive into one. The smell will make it difficult, however they will keep their shape better if you leave them alone.
- Feel free to add a few tablespoons of any of these natural sweeteners to the batter: honey, agave syrup, maple syrup or even refined sugar.
- A dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt taste great!
- For a gluten free muffin, use almond flour. Check the label on your oats, too!
- Replace olive oil with coconut oil, if desired.
- Replace raisins with any dried fruit.
- Replace milk with almond milk for a dairy free recipe.
HOW TO STORE MUFFINS
You have two options for storing these babies!
- FREEZER – Make up a second batch of these muffins to pull out when you’re ready for them. Road trip? Day trip? Weekend fun? These make great snacks!
- AIR-TIGHT CONTAINER – On the counter for 3 days, in the fridge for about 5 days.
CAN DOGS EAT CARROTS
Carrots are a nutritious snack for dogs, but be sure to cut them into bite-size pieces to avoid choking.
HOW MANY CARBS IN CARROTS
There are approximately 6 grams of carbohydrates in one medium carrot.
HOW MANY CALORIES IN A CARROT
There are approximately 25 calories in one medium carrot.
ENJOY MUFFINS? ENJOY THESE MUFFINS FOR BREAKFAST OR A SNACK!
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- Banana Crumb Muffins are a delicious way to use up ripe bananas. You will love the crumb topping with brown sugar as an afternoon treat on these tender treats. So tasty you may want to find friends to send them too! Otherwise be prepared to eat them all yourself!
- Blueberry Muffins – You have just met your new go-to Blueberry Muffin recipe! These muffins turn out great every time, they are moist and totally packed with blueberries. Great as a breakfast or snack!
- Chocolate Chip Muffins – You will never need another Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe after trying this one. These are indulgent and moist and soooo yummy!
- Apple Carrot Cake Muffins – Apples and carrots create the most hearty little muffin you could ever imagine. These perfectly sized finger foods are moist and yummy and will help you and your family enjoy fruits and veggies in a food that will not last long in your kitchen. Great as a snack, breakfast or dessert!
- Blueberry Peach Muffins -These Blueberry Peach Muffins are moist and packed with delicious fruit flavor. Serve warm with butter for breakfast or a snack!
HEALTHY FOODS FOR PICKY KIDS
Knowing you can help your kids get the nutrients they need in more than one form is what we want to help you accomplish! We’ve put together a list of delicious foods that our kids don’t see as healthy but allow them to enjoy eating their fruits and/or vegetables in a snack or breakfast item. You’ll be happy they’re eating better choices and they are happy to be blissfully unaware.
- Healthy Breakfast Cookies – These cookies aren’t just for breakfast and they are deceptively delicious. Kids will never know how healthy they are!
- Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups – Eliminate artificial and unknown ingredients by making your own homemade fruit roll-ups! This is the ultimate snack food for kids. Great for lunch boxes, too!
- No Bake Granola Bars – These Healthy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars are the perfect snack for little ones. Filled with dried fruit and chocolate, peanut butter and honey, you will satisfy your sweet tooth with a snack you can feel good about eating. There is something comforting about knowing EXACTLY what goes into your kids’ bodies!
- Healthy Snack Bites – These healthy snack bites take less than TEN minutes to make and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry. My boys adore them! Great after-school or anytime snack with no preservatives or added sugar!
- Instant Pot Applesauce – Make your next batch of applesauce in your Instant Pot for an added touch of delicious flavor! This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make. It is a great way to use up apples, it is the perfect snack for kids and it never lasts long in my house.
Healthy Breakfast Muffins
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup 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 olive oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup skim milk
- 4 med carrots shredded
- 1 med banana ripe, mashed
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 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 ¼ cup batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 to 25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. To store, keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.