Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins

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from EatingWell.com

This hearty whole grain muffin freezes well for a quick breakfast on the run.

Bonus points if you made your own applesauce and use Farmer Dave’s honey!

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted if necessary
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 1/2 cup raisins (Ginger uses a combination of chopped cranberries, figs, dates, nuts or whatever she has on hand.)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and allspice in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk eggs, applesauce, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk in coconut oil. Gently stir in the flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in carrots, 1/2 cup coconut and raisins.
  4. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons each oats and coconut.
  5. Bake the muffins until they spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature