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Hearty Morning Muffins

"These delicious muffins are loaded with goodies," writes Elaine Kauffman of Tofield, Alberta. "I got the recipe from our pastor's wife. We like them for Sunday breakfast, but it's a good idea to double the recipe and keep some in the freezer for brown-bag lunches during the week."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 medium ripe ripe banana, mashed
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon. Add the carrots, apricots, sunflower kernels, coconut and chocolate chips. Stir in the banana. Beat eggs, oil and vanilla; stir into carrot mixture just until moistened.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° until a toothpick comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 265 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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