Breakfast, Sides

Apple Carrot Oat Muffins

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!


  • 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


  1. Grab a muffin pan and place liners inside or you can grease with coconut oil, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Take your 2 cups of oats and grind them up in a food processor to make a flour
  3. In a large bowl add your oats, vanilla protein powder, almond flour, salt, cinnamon, walnuts. Stir everything together.
  4. Take the bananas and mash them in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  5. 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.
  6. Now mix the wet and dry ingredients together, and begin to scoop the mixture into the muffin tins.
  7. Bake for about 22-25 minutes and allow to cool for five minutes before carefully scooping each muffin out with a small spatula.
  8. 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!


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