Healthy Muffin Recipes

healthy muffin recipes

Many healthy muffin recipes produce muffins that are bland and rubbery, encouraging you to pass them up in favor of the vending machine candy bar. Our muffin recipes produce muffins that turn out tasty and moist, and are likely to be a hit with the whole family, who won't even guess that they are “healthy”!

There's nothing quite like a warm muffin right out of the oven to bring back childhood memories. My grandmother used to always have some muffins on hand for an afternoon snack, and the house was constantly filled with the delightful scent of baking muffins. They are remarkably simple to make, and with some healthy fruit added to the batter, they are good for you too! In addition to being tasty, muffins can provide one of your daily servings of fruit and vegetables, depending on what food you choose to add to the batter.

By using whole grain flour you add extra fiber, B vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium and selenium to your diet. Bleached white flour is not nearly as healthy, so at the minimum try to select unbleached flour. Bob's Red Mill is a good brand to look for. In addition to organic, whole grain flours, they carry a line of gluten-free flours as well for those who have sensitivity to gluten.

Following are some tips for how to make the best muffins:

  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones only long enough to moisten them. The batter should still be slightly lumpy. Over-stirring makes for tough muffins.
  • To keep fruit and nuts from sinking to the bottom of the muffin, dust them lightly with flour before mixing them in.
  • Fill your muffin tins no more than three-quarters full to give them a nice rounded top. Overfilling tins gives you muffins with flat tops.

Strawberry-Banana Muffins

Banana-Bran Muffins

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