Healthy Sunshine Muffins Recipe


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Hey guys! There is an amazing new recipe I need you to try! For once, get this…..

There are NO bananas!!!! *applause*

Here’s the healthy recipe for 12 servings! You need to try! They are so creamy from the avocado and the crunch of the pistachio just finishes the flavor like nothing I’ve ever had. Instragam me pics when you’re done! #blogilates

Healthy Sunshine Muffins


– 2 cups oat flour (you can put oats in a blender and make yourself)

– 2 tsp baking soda

– 2 tsp ground cinnamon

– 2 tsp pumpkin spice

– 1/2 tsp salt

– 1 orange (peeled)

– 1/4 cup stevia

– 2 large egg whites (or 1 egg)

– 1 avocado (mashed)

– 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

– 1/2 cup almond milk

– 2 cups grated carrots

– 1 cup dried cranberries

– 1/4 cup shelled and chopped pistachios

DIRECTIONS: Mix everything together except for the pistachios. Top them last. Then set oven to 375F for 15 min and bake. Omg so good like you wouldn’t believe!


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  1. Wendy Rose Maggiolo says:

    how much calories is there in the muffin

  2. Tilda says:

    I used 1 dl (about 1/2 cup, a littlle bit less) honey instead of stevia and that worked great!! I also had almonds on top instead of pistachios and that turned out great!

  3. Stephanie says:

    If your muffins turned out bitter it is probably due to the baking soda. Baking soda naturally produces a bitter flavour if not combined with something acidic (yogurt, orange, etc) to neutralize this characteristic. Maybe try upping the orange/yogurt next time and see how it turns out! 🙂

    1. Stephanie says:

      That, or try using baking powder instead! It is essentially the same thing as baking soda, however it contains both baking soda and another chemical that naturally neutralizes the bitter taste that baking soda produces. Just note that you’ll probably need 2-3 times the amount of baking soda in order for your muffins to rise the same amount!

  4. A says:

    These muffins turned out beautifully!!! Great recipe, no need to change a thing!

  5. Joy says:

    Just tried these and they were AH-mazing! I used baking powder instead of soda and didn’t have cranberries. But they tasted lovely even without it~

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  9. Erin says:

    I don’t know what everyone’s talking about with these being bitter. I did have to change the recipe a bit, but not by much. I forgot to buy oranges, so I used a banana instead (so much for no bananas! =] ), I used blueberry nonfat greek yogurt because I wasn’t paying attention, and I don’t have stevia so I used Xylitol. I also forgot the pistachios on top. I didn’t think these changes would make a huge difference, but maybe they did. Either way, these muffins were the best things that I’ve ever tasted. Brought some to work with me for breakfast and now they just want me to bake for them constantly. (even my friend that hates avocados fell in love with them)

    1. Erin says:

      I also only used about 3/4 cup of carrots. I had somewhere to be and grating them took way too long. Especially since I had a mini-grater that’s really only meant for cheese… I could see the carrots causing bitterness more than the baking soda though.

  10. juliet says:

    I uesed a recipe calculator
    12 Servings

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories 146.0

    Total Fat 3.6 g

    Saturated Fat 0.6 g

    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g

    Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g

    Cholesterol 0.0 mg

    Sodium 1,389.8 mg

    Potassium 241.6 mg

    Total Carbohydrate 24.7 g

    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g

    Sugars 3.8 g

    Protein 4.8 g

    Vitamin A 53.3 %

    Vitamin B-12 0.6 %

    Vitamin B-6 6.0 %

    Vitamin C 20.5 %

    Vitamin D 1.0 %

    Vitamin E 3.5 %

    Calcium 5.7 %

    Copper 7.6 %

    Folate 13.6 %

    Iron 10.2 %

    Magnesium 5.0 %

    Manganese 29.8 %

    Niacin 8.4 %

    Pantothenic Acid 4.3 %

    Phosphorus 6.8 %

    Riboflavin 9.0 %

    Selenium 10.6 %

    Thiamin 14.8 %

    Zinc 2.6 %

  11. Karlie says:

    so, what made these bitter? the baking soda? should it be baking powder?
    i didn’t even putt the other things like carrots or avocado in it, not even stevia?
    hmmm….how can i perfect this?

    1. Jamie says:

      the oats make them taste bitter, so maybe try a different kind of flour.

  12. Denise says:

    I didn’t even make these, but I felt like the stevia amount was waaay high, and after reading the comments it looks like that’s the case. My guess is that she’s using a cup-for-cup stevia sugar substitute, like stevia in the raw, or stevia baking blend? Just a thought.

  13. Heather says:

    I agree with Len’s early post. The muffins looked so good – but due to how bitter they tasted, I had to toss the whole batch of batter after such high hopes of making them for Easter brunch. There was WAY too much stevia, too, even with using only half of what the recipe called for. A solution could be to cut the amount of baking powder in half, and although I know stevia is nutritionally preferable to other sweeteners, it does not work with these muffins (tastes like an overdose of Equal). I would recommend Agave, or leave out/cut down on some other moistening ingredient and instead add applesauce as a healthy sweetener. Good luck!

  14. Len says:

    I just made these…. Looked so good and moist… but they were bitter. I just wasted all those ingredients. 🙁 I’m thinking you made a typo on the baking soda? Two teaspoon seems so much but I followed your recipe anyway. It’s the only reason why I think they came out bitter?

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    1. Sky says:

      Tried these. They were OK. They were not like pancakes, they were like eggy baanna circles. Still pretty good but not amazing.

  16. Chelsea says:

    A healthy muffin recipe with not a banana in sight? Don’t know how you did it, but these look totally amazing Cassey!

  17. Jenne says:

    Those look so good and very interesting lol
    When will you be having some Capri workout bottoms again??

  18. Maya says:

    This sounds so yummy! Do you think I could put in extra yogurt to substitute for the avocado or something else? I can’t stand avocado (in the minority I know)…

  19. Vivi says:

    Hey Cassey, I can’t wait to try this but I don’t have Stevia 🙁 how much regular sugar can I use? I cant seem to find a reliable source on google for the conversion, please help! Thanks 😀

    1. Briana says:

      I just made these the other day and had to substitute sugar as well and I did almost 1/2 cup of sugar and they taste amazing! I also had to substitute twice as much almond milk for the yogurt just because I can’t stand yogurt!

  20. Paula Pogue says:

    Please give us the nutrition facts as well, such as protein and fat content. They look great!

  21. This looks delicious! I wouldn’t have expected to see all of these ingredients together.

  22. Marisa says:

    Dear Cassey, what shoul I do with the peeled orange? Should I process it and then mix with the rest of ingredients?? Love your recipies!!! Thank you!!

  23. Jenny says:

    I’ve gotta try making these. Thanks, Cassey! 🙂

  24. Noa says:

    Looks absolutely delicious! How many calories does one muffin have?

  25. Elena says:

    I just found out recently that I can’t eat oats! Which totally sucks because I was loving your healthy pizza recipe 🙁 I wonder if I could use almond flour for this…

  26. You always have the best recipes 🙂 Thank you so much for posting a recipe that I can easily make gluten-free!

    Haha I’m surprised there is no bananas, we all know how you love to use those when you bake! You’re not alone, they are quite the tasty treat.

  27. Ivori Rose says:

    This recipe reminds me of Morning Glory Muffins 🙂

  28. Aggie says:

    Mmm these look really tasty! x