Power up your mornings with Sunshine Muffins. This portable sweet treat contains whole grains, yogurt, nuts, fresh fruit, and even veggies.
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2 cups grated carrots
2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, divided
1/4 cup shelled pistachios, finely chopped
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients (through salt). In another bowl, grate 1 tsp orange zest and squeeze 1/4 cup juice. Whisk in the sugar, egg whites, oil, and yogurt. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in carrots and 1 1/2 cups cranberries.
Divide batter among muffin cups. Top with pistachios and remaining cranberries.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean (22-25 minutes). Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Unmold; cool completely on rack.