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Healthy Morning Muffins

Adapted from Everyday Food magazine, January/February 2010

These muffins are surprisingly moist, even though they’re low in fat, thanks to nutritious, flavorful add-ins like carrots, banana and raisins.

Makes 12 muffins

Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/4 cups 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 NOW Real Food® Rolled Oats*
1/2 cup raisins
3 Tbsp. Ellyndale Organics™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
1 large egg
1/3 cup skim milk
4 medium carrots, shredded
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. 
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt until there are no lumps.  
  4. Stir in oats and raisins. 
  5. Add oil, egg, milk, carrots, and banana and stir until blended.
  6. Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup batter. 
  7. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean; 23 to 25 minutes. 
  8. Serve muffins warm or at room temperature.
  9. Store remaining in an airtight container, up to 3 days.

Per Muffin:
186 calories
4.7 g fat
3.6 g protein
33.9 g carbohydrates
2.2 g fiber

*NOW ingredients available at your local health food store