Kids’ healthy morning glory muffins
Christmas oranges. Who else grew up with them? We always had many boxes of mandarin oranges at our house around Christmas time, and they were so delicious! One always ended up in the toe of our stockings also, wrapped up cutely just like a present in its green tissue paper wrapping. What better fruit to add to a winter morning glory muffin? 🙂 I’m getting all nostalgic here…
Besides the coveted Christmas oranges, these kids’ healthy morning glory muffins are stuffed full of whole grains, raisins, carrots, and seeds (or nuts if you prefer).
And some tasty spices.
We’ve had a few lazy mornings around here where these have been just the ticket to pull out for a quick breakfast.
Filling, healthy, and my boys happily eat them. I’m good with that!
You can have your kids help with these morning glory muffins by:
- measuring (pre-measure for the smallest helpers and give them a 1/4 cup measure to transfer into your mixing bowl!)
- cutting up the orange slices with scissors
- adding coconut or oatmeal ‘sprinkles’ to the tops before baking
- smashing the egg with a fork (my 2 1/2 year old’s favourite) 😀
For other healthy wintery treats, check out these recipes!
Kids’ healthy morning glory muffins recipe:
- 1¼ cup white whole wheat flour
- ½ cup oatmeal
- ¼ cup wheat bran
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ⅓ cup coconut palm sugar OR brown sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cloves
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup oil (mild flavoured)
- ½ cup milk (dairy or unsweetened alternative)
- 2 T orange juice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) or nuts, chopped small
- 1 cup mandarin orange 'tidbits' (about 2 large or 3 small mandarin oranges)
- 1 cup finely shredded carrots
- Mix all dry ingredients in medium bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients in small bowl.
- Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into it.
- Stir until just combined.
- Fold in raisins, seeds, orange tidbits, and carrots.
- Fill muffin tins nearly to the top (makes approximately 16 muffins).
- Bake at 400 degrees in lined or greased regular size muffin tins for 18 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
From my kitchen to yours, enjoy!