Healthy Carrot Apple Flax Muffins that taste amazing and are good for you packed with carrots, apples, and flaxseed. Under 200 calories each, these muffins are much better for you than the cafe version and with the help of the fiber in the flaxseed will keep you full all morning. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down
It's tough to find a delicious and healthy muffin, but these Carrot Apple Flax Muffins are the perfect option. Plus kids love them!
I am always on the search for healthy muffin recipes since the average coffee shop muffin has close to 500 calories. So when I saw these in the latest issue of Heatlh magazine, I couldn't wait to try them. Carrots, apples, flaxseeds, walnuts, and a touch of cinnamon come together for the perfect fall muffin. It's hearty and packed with fiber, which makes it perfect for a satisfying breakfast or snack that will keep you full.
They also remind me a bit of carrot cake, which is something I absolutely love. Sometimes I top them with with cream cheese to bring up that irresistable combination that is so good with carrot cake. Now this muffin is no where near as sweet as a traditional carrot cake, but it has a lot of the same flavors.
Carrot Apple Flax Muffins
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- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1.5 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 2 U eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (or olive oil)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 U carrots, peeled and grated (about 1 cup)
- 2 U apples, peeled and grated (1 cup)
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 375. Line a muffin with liners or spray with cooking spray.
Whisk together both flours, flaxseeds, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, applesauce, and sugar. Stir this into the flour mixture until well combined. Fold in the carrots and apples. It is a thick batter.
Pour into the muffin, using about 1/2 cup batter per muffin. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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