Barefoot by the Sea: Morning Muffins

Friday, January 29, 2016

Morning Muffins

We love a good muffin around our house.  Last week, I had some leftover canned pumpkin and did a little experimenting.  These Morning Muffins are moist and delicious and pretty healthy too! 

Morning Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger 
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup grated apple 
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used whatever I have on hand but a mix of raisins, cranberries and apricots work well)
  • Directions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2. Place the first 7 ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl whisk the next 5 ingredients.
  4. 4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk until just combined, add carrots and fruit
  5. 5. Pour into greased muffins cups 3/4 full.
  6. 6. Bake for 25 minutes.

These are perfect for the lunchbox or an after school snack!  These are a yummy way to start the morning and are perfect for the lunchbox too!  
Happy Baking!


  1. Looks good! I love all the grated fruit/veg! I haven't used baking soda in a muffin before, interesting!

    1. They are yummy! This is adapted from a pumpkin chocolate chip recipe I use from Weelicious. The girls love them!

  2. Oh wow, these sound tasty and healthy! I'm a muffin lover myself!

  3. We love muffins too. Thank you for another good and healthy recipe.

  4. These muffins sound so delicious with all the wonderful flavors you have in them. I think I could even get "healthy" passed my husband with this recipe :)

    1. I bet you could! Mine loved them - he asked for another batch this week!


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