Sunshine Power Muffins

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 1 dozen
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 18 mins

Did the treadmill get the best of you this morning? These muffins are high in protein, vitamin C, calcium and complex carbohydrates for a post-workout recharge.


-- Cooking spray
1cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup old-fashioned oats
1/2cup flaxseed meal
1/4cup sugar
2teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2cup honey
2-- eggs, lightly beaten
1cup plain yogurt
1/2cup orange juice
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2teaspoons finely grated orange rind
1cup chopped dried apricots (about 5 ounces)
1/3cup granola


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour and next five ingredients (flour through salt) in a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine honey and next five ingredients (honey through orange rind) in a separate bowl. Whisk well.
  4. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into the well and stir until just combined. Gently fold in apricots.
  5. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with granola. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until centers spring back when touched.

Recipe by Mary Carter.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Glycemic Load 12
  • Fat 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Potassium 230mg
  • Carbohydrate 40g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 8%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 8%