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Healthy Pre-race Muffins

Once I decided to run another Half Marathon, I knew I had to get serious about nutrition. After all, as much I as say I’m 29 years old. And, as good as I feel, the truth is I’m a few years older. At 29, I could eat and drink what I wanted and it didn’t have a huge effect on my training. It (ahem) nutrition is key to get the race time I want.

Healthy Pre-race Muffins


These Healthy Pre-race Muffins Recipe are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. They’re delicious too! Do you know a little secret? They taste like carrot cake! Well, carrot cake without the frosting. But, they are wonderful!

Healthy Pre-race Muffins Recipe isn’t just for pre-race days. They make a deliciously filling on-the-go breakfast any day of the week! They are loaded with zucchini, carrots, and dates. As well, you can freeze them grab one on the way out the door and after your workout or mid-morning snack they’ll be thawed out and perfect.

Healthy Pre-race Muffins

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  1. If you prefer you can use two cups of almond meal for the all-purpose flour.
  2. You can add 1/2 cup of walnuts or almonds.
  3. Dates, raisins, dried cranberries, or dark chocolate chips can be used.
  4. Furthermore, I had roasted carrots leftover from dinner that I used. I pulsed those in a mini-food processor and used them in this recipe. You can use finely grated raw carrots.
  5. As well, I used 1/2 cup agave syrup. You can substitute maple syrup or honey.
  6. Amp up the protein by adding one tablespoon unflavored protein powder to the muffins.
  7. Finally, I used 3 tablespoons of butter (salted) and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. You can use all butter or all coconut oil. Using salted butter is a personal preference, you can use salted or unsalted.

Healthy Pre-race Muffins

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Healthy Pre-race Muffins

Healthy Pre-race Muffins Recipe

A healthy alternative to breakfast heavy in fat. Healthy Pre-race Muffins are great before or after workouts, snacks, and on-the-go quick breakfasts. They are packed full of vitamins and nutrients and taste like a moist carrot cake.
Author: Paula
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup zucchini grated, about 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup carrots grated, roasted or raw, about 2 carrots
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil in liquid form
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Line a standard-sized muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Place the oven rack in the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, salt, and dates.
  • In another bowl, mix the eggs, zucchini, carrots, butter, coconut oil, syrup, and vanilla. 
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  • Mix until combined. The batter will be thick.
  • Using a spring-release scoop, fill the cupcake liners to the top.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes. 
  • For substitutions see post above


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Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1967IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These muffins are absolutely delicious and incredibly moist. I love that there are plenty of hidden veggies in there. So good!

  2. These pre-race muffins sound delicious! Can they be frozen & then thawed over night & served? Is the nutritional breakdown available?

  3. hi my 4 year old grandson was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and he loves loves loves muffins but we have to count carbs can you help me with recipes that i can make for my little guy?
    I need the low/no sugar and carb count.
    I have enjoyed your posts since you started. You are great!

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