Healthy Morning Muffins


Full of nutrients, these healthy morning muffins make for a delicious breakfast.


  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, divided

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt

  • 1 cup golden raisins

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • cup skim milk

  • 3 cups shredded carrots (about 8 carrots)

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with 10 paper liners.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt until there are no lumps. Stir in 1 3/4 cups oats and raisins. Add oil, eggs, milk, carrots, and banana, and stir until blended, being careful to not overmix.

  3. Fill each muffin cup with 3/4 cup batter. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup oats over muffins. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Serve muffins warm or at room temperature.

    Bryan Gardner
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