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Spiced Orange and Carrot Whole Wheat Muffins

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Incredibly flavorful, moist, and fluffy muffins for a quick on-the-go breakfast! Warm spices, orange and carrots make this spiced orange and carrot whole wheat muffin so tender and full of healthy goodness for your mornings!

If there were ever a time that I was THRILLED about muffins, it would be now. I developed these spiced orange and carrot whole wheat muffins and I cannot stop making them. I think these are Jason and I’s favorite muffins to date.

They’re PACKED with flavor and all that healthy goodness you would want in an on-the-go breakfast muffin. Also, can I say that they’re SO moist and tender and fluffy? Please give these a try!

I have a brand new video below so you can watch and see how easy it is to put this together!!

Incredibly flavorful, moist, and fluffy muffins for a quick on-the-go breakfast! Warm spices, orange and carrots make this spiced orange and carrot whole wheat muffin so tender and full of healthy goodness for your mornings!

I’m sure you’re reading “whole wheat muffins” and thinking, “I bet they are dry like no other.” I’m here to prove you wrong! These are the fluffiest whole wheat muffins I’ve ever developed and look at the dome on them! They rise beautifully and the orange flavor is so prominent.

Incredibly flavorful, moist, and fluffy muffins for a quick on-the-go breakfast! Warm spices, orange and carrots make this spiced orange and carrot whole wheat muffin so tender and full of healthy goodness for your mornings!

Jason texted me at work one day and said, “these muffins.”

And I replied, “so fluffy and moist, right?” and he said, “yep.”

Just LOOK at all those air pockets and the flecks of carrots and oats! I wish you could smell or even taste these. The orange scent is intoxicating.

Incredibly flavorful, moist, and fluffy muffins for a quick on-the-go breakfast! Warm spices, orange and carrots make this spiced orange and carrot whole wheat muffin so tender and full of healthy goodness for your mornings!

Incredibly flavorful, moist, and fluffy muffins for a quick on-the-go breakfast! Warm spices, orange and carrots make this spiced orange and carrot whole wheat muffin so tender and full of healthy goodness for your mornings!

I’m on batch four of these muffins.

Seriously, it’s going to be a Sunday tradition now to bake them for the week. They’re honest to good the perfect on-the-go breakfast for busy lifestyles!

I have even had one an hour before working out to keep me energized!

Incredibly flavorful, moist, and fluffy muffins for a quick on-the-go breakfast! Warm spices, orange and carrots make this spiced orange and carrot whole wheat muffin so tender and full of healthy goodness for your mornings!
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Spiced Orange and Carrot Whole Wheat Muffins

Incredibly flavorful, moist, and fluffy muffins for a quick on-the-go breakfast! Warm spices, orange and carrots make these muffins so tender and full of healthy goodness for your mornings!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1 dozen
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, plus more for topping
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (you may use dark brown sugar)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice , any variety
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Zest of 1 large orange, about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots

Instructions

  • Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin liners and spray muffin liners with coconut oil cooking spray or your preferred cooking spray. This is a must, otherwise, the muffins will stick to the muffin liner. Set aside and preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: flour, oats, spices, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and coconut sugar.
  • In a large measuring cup, add orange juice, almond milk, orange zest, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk to incorporate.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the coconut oil into the center and gently incorporate until mixture is slightly wet; it doesn't all have to be combined.
  • Pour the measuring cup of liquid ingredients into the batter then using a spatula, mix and fold until everything is incorporated.
  • Add the grated carrots and fold into mixture.
  • Using a large ice cream scoop, fill lined muffin cups with batter. I tend to fill right up to the top, more than 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Video

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Orange and Carrot Whole Wheat Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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Dan

Monday 30th of November 2020

My family loves these!

Beverley McCauley

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

These were amazing. I added a few Tbsp of unsweetened coconut and dried cranberries. Mixed oil in with wet ingredients. Will do it correctly the next time. Really good. Thanks . Great way to use up oranges and I have all the spices

Shelyse Erb

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Loved these! They were delicious. This recipe is a keeper.

The Warmus

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I'M sooo glad I found this recipe! These are a perfect on-the-go breakfast or mid-morning snack. I substituted greek yogurt for the coconut oil and brought the per/muffin fat down from 11 grams to about 2 grams. Delicious.

Vicki Aaron

Friday 24th of April 2020

Can I use canola oil and 2 percent milk

Julie Wampler

Sunday 26th of April 2020

sure