Healthy Rise n Shine Breakfast Muffins

Diane Hopson Smith


A healthier way to start the day for kids and adults! These are not too sweet but sweet enough. Great for you moms and dads that are in a rush to get the kids ready for school and yourself ready for work. Beats a pop tart any day!


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18 "small" (not mini and not large) muffins
25 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    whole wheat flour (i use white whole wheat)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar (can use same amount of splenda brown sugar for less calories)
  • 1/4 c
    sugar (use same amount of splenda in place of sugar if desired)
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    sea salt

  • 5 large
    egg whites or 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp

  • 2 c
    apples, chopped unpeeled
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    carrots, grated
  • NUTS

  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    walnuts, chopped (or nuts of your choice)

How to Make Healthy Rise n Shine Breakfast Muffins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper or foil liners. Spray liners lightly with Pam or other vegetable oil spray.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together in medium size mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. In separate bowl add wet ingredients; whisk lightly to combine. Add fruit mixture.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredient, blend until just moistened.
  5. Spoon batter into lined muffin tins filling about 2/3 full. There should be enough batter for 18 small muffins.
  6. Sprinkle walnuts on top of each muffin.
  7. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes and then remove to wire racks to completely cool. Serve.

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About Healthy Rise n Shine Breakfast Muffins

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Sodium
Other Tag: Healthy

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