Oat Bran Muffins with Cranberries and Carrots

26 Mar

I have been on a mission to create healthier breakfast options. Carbohydrates for breakfast is not my favorite thing, but I have to have some quick options for my husband and muffins are easy option. Therefore, the muffins I bake must be filled with nutrition. These muffins have cranberries, which are antioxidant packed.  Carrots have betacarotene, which is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease. The yogurt and milk add protein and calcium. Orange juice adds sweetness and of course  has vitamin C.  But my favorite ingredient is oat bran. Oat bran has been found to lower cholesterol levels when added to diet. These muffins are absolutely delicious.

Mix together in a small bowl:

  • 1/ 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Mix together in a large bowl:

  • 1 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 6 oz container of fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 1/4 cup low sugar dried cranberries

Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients Divide batter among muffin cups. Top with the 1/2 cup of cranberries. Bake in 375 degree oven 11-15 minutes. Cool and unfold.

Oat Bran Muffins with Cranberries and Carrots

Oat Bran Cranberry and Carrot  Muffins

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