These muffins are a filling and deliciously healthy go-to mid-morning or pre-workout snack. Lately I have been making a version of these very week because they are SO GOOD! Loaded with amazing ingredients and SO EASY to make – you WILL love them! And your family will too!
APPLE CARROT OAT MUFFIN INGREDIENTS – 12 muffins
- 2 cups old fashioned oats, freshly ground in food processor (roughly ground, does not have to be a fine flour)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice (or 2 scoops collagen or plant protein)
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 apples, diced (I like fuji or pink lady but you pick whatever you like)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup (maybe a little more!) shredded carrots
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4-6 medjool dates, pits removed and diced
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or coconut palm sugar
- 3/4 cup water (or half water, half nut milk)
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Grab a muffin pan and place liners inside or you can grease with coconut oil, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Take your 2 cups of oats and grind them up in a food processor to make a flour
- In a large bowl add your oats, vanilla protein powder, almond flour, salt, cinnamon, walnuts. Stir everything together.
- Take the bananas and mash them in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Dice your apples if you have not already. Add those and the medjool dates and carrots to the food processor and process for a minute or less. Scrape the apple/date/carrot mixture into the bowl with the bananas, followed by the maple syrup, lemon juice applesauce, water/nut milk, vanilla.
- Now mix the wet and dry ingredients together, and begin to scoop the mixture into the muffin tins.
- Bake for about 22-25 minutes and allow to cool for five minutes before carefully scooping each muffin out with a small spatula.
- Store the muffins in the fridge and you can reheat for 25 seconds if you’d prefer a warm muffin! Good for 5-6 days.
If you make these muffins let me know how you like them! They are filled with fiber and healthy carbohydrates and are so easy and inexpensive to make!