Power up your mornings with Sunshine Muffins. This portable sweet treat contains whole grains, yogurt, nuts, fresh fruit, and even veggies.

Recipe by Health March 2013


Credit: Levi Brown

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Makes: 12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)


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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; fat 6.3g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 4.2g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 5g; iron 1mg; sodium 126mg; calcium 339mg.