I have been making my Fuel to Go Muffins for over 15 years and they are still my number 1 favourite muffin! Loaded with a ton of super healthy ingredients!
These Fuel to Go Muffins really live up to their name, they are seriously LOADED with carrots, fruits, seeds and multigrain. Try them once and you will have everyone begging you to make more.
Another nutritionally dense recipe you may enjoy in my recipe for Fuel to Go Protein Bars.
These muffins are a huge hit with my son's Track and Field teammates. They are perfect for breakfast or to refuel with during the day. A great snack for athletes! So whether you are hiking a mountain, spending the day snowboarding, or running a marathon, be sure to pack some of these super delicious muffins.
My son is allergic to nuts, so I add protein content with hemp seed and chia seeds. I love using multigrain flour as it adds great taste and a nice crunch to the muffins. If you can't find multigrain flour, whole wheat flour will work. Fuel to Go Muffins are a healthy breakfast muffin or after school snack. In our house we call them "Athlete Fuel". This nutrient dense muffin tastes amazing and fills you up. One of my All Time Favourite Recipes!
Fuel to Go Muffins
- 2 cups multi grain flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ½ cup raisins,dried cranberries,dried blueberries, about 1 ½ to 2 cups total or any kind of dried fruit like figs or apricots
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1 apple shredded
- 8 ounce can crushed pineapple drained really well to remove most of the liquid
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 3 eggs
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil can also use olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Add dried fruit, coconut, seeds,raisins, crushed pineapple, apple and carrots. Stir to combine.
- In separate bowl whisk eggs with oil and vanilla.
- Combine this mixture with dry ingredients and blend well. This will be very thick.
- Fill 12 cupcake baking cups heaping full or 16 regular size muffins.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Tops nicely browned and tops crusty looking.
Fuel to Go muffins smell incredible baking in the oven. I love eating them warm, but they also freeze very well.
A ton of heathy ingredients all measured out ready to bake, just like on the TV Cooking Shows. This makes it easy to whip up the batter for the muffins. Now if only someone would do this for me, and wash the dishes after!
Shredded carrots, apple and well drained crushed pineapple are added to dry ingredients.
Next slightly beat eggs, oil and vanilla together in separate bowl or large measuring cup.
Stir in egg mixture and mix only until incorporated (don't over mix) Mixture should be really thick.
Fill paper lined muffins tins until heaping full.
Bake 350º for 30-35 minutes.
Cool slightly, then move to wire rack to cool or eat warm! These muffins freeze great!
I know I could probably use a sugar substitute. But could you use coconut or almond flour instead of multi grain flour?
These are wonderful and even my daughter who doesn't normally like healthy muffins likes them!
Thank you Janet they are a big hit with anyone I make them for.
Any suggestions for subbing the pineapple out? My son is allergic to citrus (pineapple mist of all.
Hi Jennifer, I would try adding an extra apple to replace the pineapple.
Hi. I would try grated zucchini.
I loved this recipe. I was unable to multigrain four. I used a mix ground wheat flour mixed with rye flour and rice flour.
It came out but I am curious about the multigrain flour.
I use a brand called Robin Hood multigrain flour which is readily available in Canada. It is a blend of whole wheat, cracked wheat, cracked rye and whole flax. When I lived in the US I couldn't find the same type of multigrain flour, but whole wheat flour works well. I have even used all-purpose white flour with success.
Can you recommend a substitute for the coconut flakes? I am allergic to coconut
Monica, I would just omit the coconut.
Best muffins ever! Perfect recipe exactly as is, or substituting gluten free flour for my granddaughter!
Hi Gin, thank you. I have made these as well with gluten free flour and I find they taste just as good!
Theses muffins were excellent. I used frozen Saskatoon berries instead of dried fruit. I used apple sauce instead of grated apple. So moist!
Excellent Cathy, I love Saskatoon berries!
My daughter made these for me for my birthday and I'm very pleased. The first batch didn't turn out very good because she didn't use fresh ingredients. The second batch with fresh ingredients was perfect. I've been eating 1 per day and savoring every bite.
Mike, how nice of your daughter to make these muffins for you. They take a lot of ingredients, but so worth it!
Hey was just wondering can you substitute the dried fruit for frozen?
Emily, I think frozen fruit would make the batter too watery and they wouldn't bake up the same.
What about applesauce to replace the oil?
I’ve probably made these muffins a dozen times so far. I am vegan and eat whole food plant based, so my vegan whole food version of these is: instead of the eggs I use “flax eggs” 1tbs flax meal & 1tbs water mixed together and sit for about 5 minutes makes 1 egg. So of course for this recipe I times that by 3. For the oil I use applesauce 1-1. For the sugar I use organic coconut sugar (well, actually I use organic everything in this recipe- except the baking powder. They come out perfect! I’m going on a big hike tomorrow and knew exactly what I’ll be needing in the ol’ backpack- FUEL TO GO MUFFINS! Thank you so much for these!!!
These were amazing muffins, my family and coworkers loved them. I don’t feel bad eating them with all that goodness in them! Thank you!
Can I make these without pineapple? What would be a good substitution? No one in my family likes pineapple.
Hi Cindy, yes just leave the pineapple out and add more apple and carrot.
Can this be made in a square tin or loaf tin and would the timings be different
Hi Jackie, I can't say for sure, as I've never made them other than as muffins.
We didn’t have carrots so I substituted zucchini. It came out well
A no coconut suggestio as I am allergic to it.
Hey Chris, just leave the coconut out
I made this today and they were so good. Even better than what I expect 😍.
And let me just say am not non for my baking skills 🤣 but they came out so great. So thank you. ❤️
Oh my goodness!! Found these muffins with a google search for "nutrient-dense muffins," specifically looking for my kids who are running cross country & need easy-to-eat plus fuel-powered foods between school & practice. I substituted coconut sugar for lower glycemic impact & it worked great. These are AMAZING!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. These are going to be a regular staple in our home going forward -- everyone in the family gave them 5-stars. I'm telling all my friends, too! Thanks so much.
I’m not sure how much dried fruit is called for. You say 1/2 cup raisins but then say 1 1/2 cups dried fruit. Please clarify. I so want to make these muffins.
Hi Leanne, the recipe needs a total of 1 1/2 cups dried fruit which could include my favourites raisins, blueberries and cranberries.
Can you please share what brand of multi grain flour you use? Have you ever tried another flour like whole wheat or a combo?
Hi Jennifer, I use Robin Hood multigrain flour. I think this is very hard to find in the US. Wholewheat flour will work as well. I have even used gluten free flour in this recipe.
Can I leave the can of pineapple out? I do not like pineapple. This muffin sounds delicious minus the pineapple.
Hi Mary, you can leave the pineapple out. I would add an extra 1/2 cup of carrot and 1/2 of apple
I have no idea why but I followed the recipe exactly and they came our horrible. The taste was bland and not sweet, and they were dry and hard and dense.
I have a lot of fresh blueberries to use up - can I use this to replace the dry fruit?
Hi Jessica, I haven't tried this recipe with fresh blueberries. I am not sure if that may make them mushy.
We love this recipe. I adjusted it to accommodate my ingredients. The muffins are delicious!
No pineapple, I substituted homemade canned berry/peach preserves.
Since the preserves had been sweetened with maple syrup, I only added 1/4 cup of monk fruit (sugar substitute).
Grated parsnip along with the grated carrot to make the amount required.
In addition, I've included 1/8 cup of black cumin seeds + 1/8 cup of sesame seeds
3 tsp egg replacement instead of 3 eggs.
1 cup grapeseed oil instead of olive oil.
Thank you Laureen for this great recipe.
Fantastic substitutions, Wendy!
Thank you, Laureen.
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I've been making these for my husband for at least 2 years and they're his all-time favourite muffin. He has one every morning with his coffee and never wants to share. I stretch it and get 21-22 muffins each time and freeze them in bags of 3-4. I use all of the recipe ingredients except for omitting the pumpkin seeds and adding 1/c of slivered almonds. Based upon what I do for other recipes, and because these are so dense, I start them in a 425 degree oven for 5 minutes and then lower to 350 for about 20 minutes. This seems to help them rise a bit more. The only down side for me is the amount of prep time because it takes me a lot more than 20 minutes. However, once they're done, I've got three weeks before I make them again, so would highly recommend!
They are a bit of work Elaine, but so worth it. Glad you enjoy the recipe. My son's favorite!
Just made this recipe and is it ever good!!! Even my picky teens love these! I made some substitutions, used whole wheat flour b/c that’s what I had (I usually use spelt flour so I’ll try that next time). I swapped the veg. oil for coconut oil and I used flax eggs instead. Turned out great. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it will be a new go to for a quick on the go yummy snack!
Wonderful Cristy! Great to find something those teens like.