Photo: Levi Brown
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Makes: 12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

Power up your mornings with Sunshine Muffins. This portable sweet treat contains whole grains, yogurt, nuts, fresh fruit, and even veggies.

This muffin is the perfect breakfast or snack to energize your body. Each muffin is packed with 5 grams of fiber, one-third your recommended daily intake of calcium, protein, vitamin B6, and antioxidants.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients (through salt). In another bowl, grate 1 tsp orange zest and squeeze 1/4 cup juice. Whisk in the sugar, egg whites, oil, and yogurt. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in carrots and 1 1/2 cups cranberries.

Step 3

Divide batter among muffin cups. Top with pistachios and remaining cranberries.

Step 4

Bake until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean (22-25 minutes). Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Unmold; cool completely on rack.

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