Happy New Year! Here is a simple and healthy muffin recipe adapted from Run Fast. Cook Fast Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. I highly recommend this cookbook!
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Superhero Apple-Carrot Muffins
Recipe Adapted from Run Fast. Cook Fast Eat Slow.
Makes 12 muffins
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup old fashion oats
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup golden raisins
1 cup grated Granny Smith apple (about 1 apple)
1 cup grated carrots (about 2 carrots, peeled)
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Position rack in the center of the oven. Line a 12-cup standard muffin pan with liners. Set aside.
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat or in the microwave. Set aside.
Grab a large bowl and combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, kosher salt, chocolate chips, and raisins. Set aside.
Grab a separate medium-sized bowl and whisk together the eggs, apple, carrots, melted butter, syrup, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Add the batter to the prepared muffin cup, filling it to the top. Bake until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes. Allow muffins to cool completely on a wire rack before storing in an air-tight container. These muffins taste great warm with a healthy slab of butter on top. Enjoy!
5 Healthy Muffins Links
Cookie and Kate is one of my favorite food blogs. Check out Kate’s recipes for healthy apple and blueberry muffins. They will not disappoint!
If you love banana chocolate chip muffins head to Sprouted Kitchen for a healthy take on a delicious classic.
This muffin recipe from WholeHearted Eats is next on my must make list. Check it out!
Everyone needs a good tried and true bran muffin recipe. Head to Food 52 for a blueberry-bran muffin recipe that looks delicious!