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Ulcerative ColitisUC and DietUC Cooking ClubMorning Glory Muffins

Whole-Grain Morning Glory Muffins

These healthy breakfast treats have walnuts, which may offer protection against ulcerative colitis.

Whole-Grain Morning Glory Muffins
Jamie Vespa, R.D.

What a way to start the day! In addition to offering omega-3 fatty acids, eating walnuts may offer preventative benefits in UC patients. These include less damage from inflammation leading up to flare, plus faster healing after. Just a reminder to save any recipes with nuts for remission. Get the scoop on how we developed our UC Cooking Club recipes!

Serving Size

Servings

12
Prep and Cook Time

Total Time

1 hr

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 264 calories; 14g fat; 2g saturated fat; 47mg cholesterol; 277mg sodium; 32g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 5g protein; 14g sugar; 37mg calcium; 1mg iron; 233mg potassium

Directions

Step 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper liners.

Step 2In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, applesauce, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until combined. Stir in carrots.

Step 4Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; stir until just combined. Fold in raisins and walnuts.

Step 5Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin tins. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out mostly clean. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from muffin tin and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container for three to four days and/or freeze remaining.

Jamie Vespa, R.D.

Jamie Vespa, R.D.

Jamie is a registered dietitian, nutrition and food journalist, and digital influencer who operates the health-centric food blog and social media accounts, Dishing Out Health. She's the former Assistant Nutrition Editor at Cooking Light magazine. Prior to that, Jamie worked as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist with a focus on counseling organ-transplant recipients at a hospital in Tampa. She completed both her undergraduate dietetics degree and graduate clinical nutrition degree at Florida State University. Jamie lives in Denver.

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