This is a muffin for all my savory loving friends. The ones who enjoy bread-y flavored things. This is not for those who only enjoy sweet muffins (ahem, Terry).
This muffin came out of the need for an easy grab and go breakfast for the mornings I have to be at work by 5:00 am. I am almost never a grab and go breakfast kind of girl. I looove slow mornings of coffee and a breakfast cooked by me. I never eat yogurt or cereal for breakfast, because I enjoy the act of cooking my first meal of the day. If I have to be somewhere at 7, I will get up early enough to eat breakfast before leaving.
But 5 am? Yeah, that’s not happening. I’m not even awake enough to know what hunger is at that point.
So after searching for a muffin and not finding exactly what I was looking for, I decided to make my own. I am not a sweet breakfast person, but I do love the comfort of baked goods, bread, and nut butter. I decided to skip the sugar on this one and just see how it turned out. I also added a shredded carrot and I believe it did a lot for their sweetness and moistness.
The result? A light, fluffly, and moist muffin that is going to taste wonderful with sunflower butter or butter and jam.
Early to Rise Carrot Muffins
2 eggs + 3 tbsp egg whites
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 tsp vinegar
2 Tbsp flax seed meal
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a muffin pan very well.
2. Whisk together eggs. Add in other wet ingredients. Stir to combine.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
4. Add wet to dry, mix until just combined.
5. Scoop ~1/4 cup batter into 6-8 muffin cups. (6 for larger muffins, 8 for small-ish muffins)
6. Place in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. Take out of oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
I put them in the refrigerator once cooled, because I ate a moldy muffin in the past and it scarred me for life. In reality, they’d be okay (and less likely to dry out) on your counter top for 2-3 days.
Optional: split in half, spread nut butter in the middle, and enjoy as a muffin sandwich.
Do you have a grab and go breakfast you love?