Healthy Blueberry-Carrot Muffins

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Ready in: 60 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Vegetarian
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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    Baking
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
    Produce
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded and squeezed dried
    Produce
  • 1/2 cup melted virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil
    Health Foods;Baking
  • 2 large eggs
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    Produce
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
    Baking
  • 1/2 cup 2-percent lowfat milk
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
    Baking
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
    Baking
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    Baking

Steps

  • Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners and spay the liners lightly with cooking spray.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the blueberries for garnish.
  • Place the remaining blueberries in a large bowl and lightly crush them with the back of a fork (crushing keeps them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin batter during baking).
  • Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to the blueberries and stir to combine.
  • Whisk together the milk, oil, brown sugar, carrots, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla in another bowl, whisking until no clumps of brown sugar remain. Fold the milk mixture into the flour mixture until just combined (don't worry if there are a few lumps).
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Press the reserved blueberries into the tops of the muffins.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the tops of the muffins with the turbinado sugar. Rotate the pan and continue to bake until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 20 to 24 minutes. Cool the muffins in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 219.58  cal  (10.98%)
  • Fat: 10.67  g  (16.41%)
  • Saturated Fat: 8.31  g  (51.94%)
  • Carbohydrates: 29.11  g  (9.7%)
  • Sugar: 12.89  g  (14.32%)
  • Cholesterol: 35.65  mg  (11.88%)
  • Sodium: 125.49  mg  (5.46%)
  • Protein: 4.41  g  (8.83%)
  • Manganese: 0.93  mg  (46.61%)
  • Vitamin A: 1781.11  IU  (35.62%)
  • Selenium: 15.73  µg  (22.47%)
  • Phosphorus: 151.55  mg  (15.15%)
  • Fiber: 2.99  g  (11.96%)
  • Magnesium: 33.15  mg  (8.29%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.12  mg  (7.99%)
  • Calcium: 67.45  mg  (6.74%)
  • Potassium: 228.48  mg  (6.53%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.13  mg  (6.46%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.11  mg  (6.38%)
  • Iron: 1.11  mg  (6.19%)
  • Vitamin B3: 1.2  mg  (6.0%)
  • Copper: 0.11  mg  (5.52%)
  • Vitamin K: 5.43  µg  (5.17%)
  • Zinc: 0.75  mg  (4.99%)
  • Folate: 16.9  µg  (4.22%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.37  mg  (3.65%)
  • Vitamin C: 2.62  mg  (3.17%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.43  mg  (2.85%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.13  µg  (2.17%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.31  µg  (2.05%)

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