3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tbsp wheat germ
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup raisins, optional
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup low-fat or fat-free milk
1/4 cup olive or coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cups dry oats
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spice, wheat germ, salt, carrots, and raisins- if using; set aside.
In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, oil, honey and oats; stir well and let stand 3 minutes.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the oat mixture to the well and stir just until all is moistened.
Spoon mixture into the prepared muffin pans, filling each 3/4 full.
Bake muffins at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minuts. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
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