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Healthy Morning Muffins

  • Author: Mayo Clinic
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x


This recipe from the Mayo Clinic is a healthier version of Morning Glory Muffins.


Units Scale

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup whole-wheat flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3/4 cup egg substitute

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups chopped apples, unpeeled – about 2 medium chopped in 1/4″ dice

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 cup grated carrots – about 1 medium

2 tablespoons chopped pecans, optional


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners (or use non-stick spray).

In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon. Whisk to blend evenly.

In a separate bowl, add the egg substitute, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Stir in the apples, raisins and carrots.

Add to the flour mixture and blend just until moistened but still slightly lumpy. Spoon the batter into muffin cups, filling each cup about ⅔ full. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and bake until springy to the touch, about 35 minutes.

Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack and let cool completely.


Nutritional information provided by the Mayo Clinic

These muffins freeze beautifully. Pull them out of the freezer when you’re ready to eat them and warm in a microwave for 30-60 seconds (depends on your microwave).

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Muffins
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 13 g.
  • Sodium: 163 mg.
  • Fat: 7 g.
  • Saturated Fat: .5 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g.
  • Fiber: 2 g.

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