Morning Muffins

Muffins are a quick and healthy solution to the morning rush.  These muffins are a delicious balance of the nutrients your body needs and will provide energy as you start your day.

Yield: ≈2 dozen muffins

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup dried apricots, diced about ¼”
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. milled flax seed
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • ¼ cup walnuts

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, place the dried apricots and cranberries in warm water for 15 minutes to soak
  2. Combine flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, flax, and oats in a large bowl
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine the olive oil, egg, milk, yogurt, orange zest, and mashed banana
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients with a wooden spoon until just combined
  5. Add the walnuts, apricots and cranberries (after draining off excess water) and stir to combine
  6. Scoop into greased muffin tins and top with a sprinkle of oats
  7. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes
  8. Enjoy for breakfast all week long!
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