The past week my diet has consisted of chicken noodle soup, saltine crackers, hot chocolate, and popcorn. I was stuck in bed battling a terrible cold; and I think I ate about three giant bags of cough drops. At one point I even went to the grocery store in my pajamas because I was too lazy to change. I don’t know it was weird, I felt like if I didn’t have ginger ale my life would end or something. Clearly my fever made me a tiny delusional and a whole lot of dramatic.
Anyway I’m getting a little sidetracked here. All I really want to do is bring you healthy whole grain muffins to start your year off right.
These muffins are made with whole wheat flour, coconut flakes, carrots, raisins, and walnuts. I used applesauce instead a bunch of oil to save calories; this also keeps the muffins moist along with the almond milk.
I find these muffins necessary during those mornings when I find myself waking up 15 minutes before work. Usually I individually wrap mine in plastic wrap and freeze them so that all I have to do is pop them in the microwave in the morning.
Hold on, don’t skip to the recipe just yet. I have more to tell you!
There are only about 188 calories per muffin, plus you’re getting a bunch a ton of Vitamin A from the carrots! I’ve also added pineapple in these and found them to be fantastic so feel free to mix and match fruits and nuts to suit your taste preferences. Also if you want more of a ‘frosting’ topping, mix 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons of milk then spread it over the tops of the muffins. Topping them with toasted coconut makes them extra pretty.
Who doesn’t like pretty, healthy morning muffins to start their morning right? Enjoy!