Friday, March 9, 2012

Breakfast Muffins

Here is a healthy muffin recipe that you don't need to feel guilty about (unless maybe you eat the whole pan...)!  I got this recipe from Michelle at Life Plus Fitness.  She has a boat load of healthy options you should check out!

For these healthy muffins, you will need:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oatmeal
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cups bananas, ripe & mashed (about 4 medium, I only had three, so I made up the difference with a mixture of the shredded carrots and applesauce)
  • 2⁄3 cup applesauce
  • 1⁄3 cup carrots, shredded (you can buy ready-made shredded carrots or use a food processor)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature

Preheat oven to 375. 

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well blended.  

In a separate bowl, combine all other ingredients (bananas - butter), and stir until well blended.  (My butter was still a little lumpy, but it was fine)

Add banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until well mixed. 

Fill muffin cups 2/3 way full and bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, until the muffin springs back when lightly touched.  

For me, this recipe made 12 muffins in a standard pan, and if you bake according to directions, each muffin is about 130 calories!  Not too shabby!  I can't wait to try it again with the proper amount of bananas.  I think I'll also cut the ginger and make up the difference with more nutmeg and cinnamon...


  1. Hmmm Holly this looks absolutely tasty!

  2. Okay, these sound amazing! Carrots? Bananas? Applesauce? Count me in! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mm these look yummy & healthy!


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