For those that follow me on social media you may have noticed that I’ve gone into a slight muffin craze, and many of you requested that I share with you my top healthy muffin recipes. In an effort to stock up my freezer for nursing snacks I’ve tried out 7 different recipes in the last week. Some of them didn’t work out, but the ones that did and that I really enjoyed are all listed below 🙂
No matter what your preference I’m sure you’ll find a recipe that you like. There’s a good mix of some with berries, some with peanut butter, some with bananas, and there’s even an oatmeal based muffin recipe.
Cranberry Orange Muffins
This is one of my favourite flavour combos so I had to add it to the list even though it’s probably the least healthy option out of all of them. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of sugar which only equates to just over 1/2 a tbsp of sugar per muffin which I don’t consider to be too bad, although there is added sugar from the orange juice and cranberries, but either way these muffins are super good. They’re so good that I had to make 2 batches 🙂
Peanut Butter & Honey Banana Muffins
These healthy muffins are super moist and tasty filled with good for you ingredients like peanut butter, banana, greek yogurt and chia seeds. This recipe also taught me a great way to swap out sugar. For any baking recipe that calls for a cup of sugar, which is pretty much all of them, you can swap it out for 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 maple syrup. You end up with way less sugar, and at least the sugar you are using comes from natural ingredients compared to refined white sugar.
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
I had some major issues trying to find a good blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe. The first one I tried required the oats to be soaked for 8 – 12 hours, and of course I didn’t read the instructions until I was ready to make them. After I soaked the oats and closely followed the instructions they didn’t turn out because the recipe said to spoon the blueberries on top of the oat mixture and didn’t mention to push the berries in 🙁
After that total flop I was still determined to find a good recipe for you guys and I did! These blueberry oatmeal muffins are moist and tasty, and best of all they do not require any presoaking! Rather than using the 1 cup of brown sugar the recipe calls for I swapped it out for a 1/4 cup each of honey and maple syrup.
Banana, Blueberry and Raspberry Muffins
This recipe is super tasty with a mouthful of bursting berries in every bite. They’re very close behind the cranberry orange muffins for my favourite recipe. Again, I swapped out the sugar for 1/4 cup each of honey and maple syrup.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
I altered this recipe quite a bit to make it a bit healthier and to adjust for my preferences. With any muffin recipe, you mash the bananas first, mix in the wet ingredients to your bananas. Separately mix all of your dry ingredients, then combine your wet mix with your dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips last. I baked them at 350 for roughly 20 minutes, until the edges started turning brown.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp of melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips