Morning Muffins

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 1 muffin

Servings per recipe: 12

Oatmeal, carrots, and raisins are full of fiber and natural sweetness. They fill you up and get you ready for the day. These muffins also freeze well so you can make them ahead and take them out as you need them!

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup non-fat or 1% milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Materials

Mixing bowl Mixing spoon Nonstick spray Muffin tin Measuring spoons Measuring cups Grater

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray or oil a muffin tin with cooking spray.

1. In a large bowl mix egg, milk, sugar, oil, carrots, raisins, walnuts and vanilla.

2. In a seperate bowl mix flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir gently until flour is just moistened. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full.

Bake for 15 minutes or until edges start to brown.

Notes

These muffins freeze well. Let them cool completely before wrapping in plastic wrap or other freezer safe container. Take out and thaw as needed. Muffins thaw quickly.

More About Carrots

How to Select

Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp carrots with deep color and fresh, green tops. Avoid soft, wilted or split carrots.

How to Store

Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes. Carrots can last 4-5 months if packed in moist sand and stored in a cold root cellar at 32-40 degrees.

How to Prepare

Rinse with cold water. Trim off tops & bottoms. Add to salads, have as a snack with dip. Carrots can be steamed, microwaved, or boiled until tender.