Forget about that cupcake craze, I’m definitely team muffin. When I see muffins somewhere I’m always inclined to go for it, especially if it involves blueberries, those are my absolute favorite! Muffins are also the type of cakes I bake quite often, although nowadays I try to pace myself, trying to avoid the things that are high in carbs and all….(sigh) Anyway, for the times, you really need a good ol’ muffin with your coffee or a quick bite on-the-go in the morning, we have collected some pretty tasty recipes for you, that really won’t sabotage a good diet at all. Take a look at our Top 5 Favorite Healthy Muffin Recipes!
- My favorite type of muffin comes with blueberries (and walnuts if possible) and Baker by Nature has this great recipe for Healthy Greek Yoghurt and Honey Blueberry Muffins. Using yoghurt in cakes results in a nice moist texture, which leaves out the need to add butter. Try this one at home and you’ll stick with this recipe forever!
- Have you ever used Avocado’s in your muffin batter before? I hadn’t until now! It gives a great moist and fluffy muffin and you can’t really taste it since it’s triple(!) chocolate! So you have chocolate and it’s grain-free and dairy-free too. Now who is not in for a Triple Chocolate Avocado Muffin by Fit Mitten Kitchen?
- These Healthy Zucchini Muffins by Gimme Some Oven are a great breakfast option, for if you’re in a hurry. The recipe does include whole wheat flour, which is a better option than all-purpose flour, but if you are really reluctant to use it, you can opt for rye or use a mixture of almond and buckwheat. It’s all up to you!
- Made with Oats, the Banana Oat Greek Yoghurt Muffins leaves out the all-purpose flour. Also, the oats leave you feeling full way longer than white wheat flour. Again this recipe by Running with Spoons consists of Greek Yoghurt, so together with the eggs and banana, this makes a perfect post-workout snack. And although the recipe includes some sugar, it really beats that sugary and additive loaded store-bought granola bar!
- Love carrot cake? These Clean Eating Carrot Oatmeal Muffins by Ifoodreal.com is for you! Carrots are naturally sweet and make the outcome even more moist. The recipe calls for some maple syrup and apple sauce to sweeten and I just love the apple and carrot combination. Make a couple of batches and store them in the freezer, to always have some delicious treats on stand-by!