Made with whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, flax seed -- and sweetened with honey, carrots, and, dried figs -- these hearty muffins are healthy and delicious.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 2/3-cup muffin tin with cooking spray, or line with paper cups; set aside.
Combine wheat flour, bran, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl; whisk to combine. Add carrots, figs, applesauce, honey, eggs, and vanilla. Using a large rubber spatula, stir until mixture is just combined.
Spoon 1/2 cup batter into each prepared cup, and bake until tops are golden, 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool in pan 12 to 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
If you prefer, you can bake these muffins in a standard muffin tin; spoon a quarter cup of batter into each cup.