Nutritiously Delicious Carrot Muffins


Do you have a schedule that keeps you running from your home like a bat out of hell most mornings, causing you to skip breakfast only to find yourself wolfing down some non-nutritional food mid-afternoon because by now you've got a voracious appetite and are willing to eat anything and everything? Then minutes later your feeling sluggish, tired, and all you can think of is your bed.  That was happening to me quite a bit. It isn't a fib when they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fueling up before starting your day not only gives you the energy to face the day with success, but it also improves concentration and short-term memory (according to science anyway;). Imagine that you own a car, but you never take time to maintain it. The car will only go so far before it breaks down. The same can happen to our bodies. Always having that thought gnawing at me constantly, and being a person who needs to eat/snack on something every two hours, I've since figured out a way to have a quick, prepared nutritionally nourishing breakfast foods for the week that we can just grab on our way out of the door. Really, all that's needed is better planning. After tailoring this muffin recipe to make them especially nourishing and fit our taste buds, I now alternate my grab and go breakfast between them and this, that you can just slice and quickly warm up in a microwave while getting ready in the morning, or these cute as a button bites. And when I have time, I also usually fall back on some good'ol  not-so-your-typical oatmeal. But on the weekend, it's a whole nother ball game. I get a little bit more fancy with making us breakfast, as I'm sure many of you do as well.

What's your at home grab and go breakfast (excluding just a piece of fruit)?






Ingredients

4 cups flour (spelt, wheat or all-purpose can be used. It;s all up to you)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
2 tbsp. chia seeds
6 tbsp. water
1 cup raw sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup apple sauce
3 cups shredded carrots chopped
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Line your muffin tins.
1. Mix first 5 ingredients.
2. Then mix together remaining ingredients.
3. Add the flour mixture slowly and stir until combined.
4. Pour into your paper-lined muffin tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the       center comes out clean.


....and Bon Appetite!





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