Posted in Recipes on 29.01.2020
Healthy Breakfast Muffins
prep: 20 mins / cook: 25 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 45 mins / quantity: approx 15 muffins Print recipe?
Start your day with a feel-good muffin! A few easy tweaks mean a freshly baked healthy breakfast muffin won’t derail your diet!
I genuinely believe breakfast is important because I don’t know about you but if I don’t have something upon starting my day I tend to graze and end up eating all manner of crap as the morning passes to lunch. And I feel better when I know I have something fresh, wholesome and full of the good stuff. Like healthy breakfast muffins.
Working from home definitely has its advantages. Getting to spend the day with Nooch, not really having to worry about what my hair looks like (the sights those poor Amazon delivery drivers must see) and of course warm from the oven breakfast muffins is about as good as it gets.
Not that these should be exclusively limited to breakfast. Healthy banana muffins go surprisingly well with an afternoon cuppa too 😉
But if you’re looking for some more healthy breakfast inspo:
Quinoa Porridge with homemade jam
How to make healthy muffins
Just a few simple tweaks are all that is needed:
- Reduce the added sugar content by using bananas for sweetness (they’re also highly nutritious)
- The spottier the banana the better – an overripe banana is rich in antioxidants
- Swap white flour for wholemeal flour
- Use coconut sugar – it’s less refined than white sugar and has the most wonderful caramel flavour (and smell!)
- Use sultanas instead of chocolate chips – more fibre, less fat, just as sweet
These soft, pillowy creations aren’t just (mostly) good for body and soul (because muffins) thanks to the simple healthier swaps but also just how much difference a sprinkle of oats across the top of a muffin can make. They toast as they’re baked and give a gorgeously wholesome oaty crunch to each gorgeously wholesome muffin. Goodness baked right in.
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Healthy Breakfast Muffins
prep: 20 mins / cook: 25 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 45 mins / quantity: approx 15 muffins
- 1 cup (230ml) unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tblsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 ripe bananas – the spottier the better
- 1/2 cup (90g) coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup (50g) coconut oil – melted (can sub with preferred oil)
- 2 cups (300g) wholemeal flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup (115g) sultanas
- 1 -2 tblsp (approx) rolled oats
- Preheat your oven to 180 Fan / 200 C / 400 F / Gas 6 and line 15 muffin cups with cases
- In a jug or small bowl whisk together the milk with the vinegar and set aside
- Peel the bananas, break into chunks and mash in a large bowl
- Add the coconut sugar, vanilla and melted coconut oil to the bananas and whisk together
- Whisk in the milk and vinegar mixture
- Sift in the flour, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon and use a rubber spatula to mix everything together, stirring up from the bottom of the bowl making sure no 'pockets' of flour remain
- Stir in the sultanas
- Spoon the mixture evenly between your muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full then sprinkle a few oats over each muffin
- Bake for 25 minutes until a cocktail stick inserted into one of the muffins comes out clean
- If you're not eating these immediately leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring from the tin to a wire rack and allowing to cool completely. Store in an airtight container
- These are lovely cold as well as warm and can easily be frozen
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We are Sam (The Cook), Phil (Him) and our little dog Nooch. What started with a plan to shed a few pounds back in 2016, soon became obvious that eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland and boring.
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