Muffins get such a bad reputation, but honestly, if you make them at home and control the size and the sugar, they can actually be a great option!
Using whole grain flour ensures you get some fiber along with each bite and swapping out butter for plain Greek yogurt cuts down on the calories and the fat. Use a mini muffin pan if you really want to reduce the portions – but even using a 12-cup muffin pan, you’re guaranteed to have a smaller muffin than most of the gigantic ones they sell at coffee shops!
Here are 10 of my favorite go-to recipes:
High-rising and delicious whole wheat pumpkin muffins loaded with fiber, vitamins and healthy fat. The perfect packable snack or on-the-go breakfast!
These super moist muffins get a hint of sweetness from the banana which pairs perfectly with the bit of protein and healthy fat you get from the natural peanut butter.
For all those who can’t have gluten – these are a great option! The little bit of crunch from the almonds on top contrast nicely with the super moist muffin.
These may be those muffins you want to make into mini muffins. They’re not the most healthy but they’re absolutely incredible – and easily customized!
Pumpkin and chocolate chip – the flavor combination dreams were made of! This makes for an awesome afternoon snack. It satisfies the sweet tooth plus packs some fiber from the whole grain flour and fruit from the pumpkin!
Who doesn’t like a muffin with a streusel topping? These use half whole wheat flour and low-fat milk making them a healthier option than most!
The greek yogurt in these make them really moist so they just kind of melt in your mouth upon first bite. They’re sweet, but not too sweet and have a hearty feel to them thanks to the whole wheat flour.
These may look a little rough around the edges, but the moment you realize those are just pieces of pie spice-covered warm apples, you don’t mind one bit. Don’t save this one for Fall, it’s a perfect year-round treat!
Inspired by my trip to Big Sur Bakery – I made these muffins a little healthier (but still just as delicious!). Bursting with flavor from the carrots and apples, this one is sure to please a crowd.
This one’s perfect for crumbling over a bowl of yogurt. Add a little sliced fruit and you’ve got yourself a perfect (filling!) breakfast!1