9 Muffin Recipes You Need in Your LifeArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Over the years, muffins have gotten a bad rap. This is mostly due to the fact that muffin recipes tend to pack in a lot of sugar, butter and white flour—ingredients that don’t do much for your healthy lifestyle. But we think muffins can actually be a creative and delicious vehicle for lots of wholesome and nutritional ingredients. They’re also great when you need something quick—or something that can be “grab-and-go” on those busy mornings when you just need to get out the door. It all comes down to how you make them.
That’s why we’ve created a variety of healthy muffin recipes that will suit any taste or preferences. There are sweet muffins and savory muffins—and even muffins that pack in lots of veggies. And none of them will do diet damage!
Here are nine of our favorite muffin recipes:
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you love chocolate, this is definitely the muffin recipe for you. And as an added bonus, they are super easy to make! All you need is some of your Nutrisystem FreshStart Shake mix, water, a banana and some peanut butter. Your biggest challenge will be deciding whether you want to enjoy one for breakfast, for a snack or for dessert. Get the recipe >
With fresh vegetables and savory herbs and spices baked right into this muffin, you’ll find that it’s packed with flavor and nutritional benefits. Niacin-rich spinach is the main veggie ingredient, and it’s combined with sun-dried tomatoes, red onion and a handful of fresh basil, among other wholesome ingredients. These warm and fluffy muffins make a great side dish for your dinner or serve as a unique breakfast muffin to kick off your day in a healthy way. Get the recipe >
This mouthwatering muffin looks—and even tastes—like it should be a splurge. But it’s completely within the confines of your healthy lifestyle. Made using a combination of applesauce, vanilla almond milk, rolled oats and cinnamon, this muffin isn’t heavy on the butter and sugar like most streusel muffin recipes. Even so, it manages to be huge in the flavor department and will absolutely satisfy your sweet tooth whether you enjoy it for breakfast or even as a treat later in the day. Get the recipe >
This simple, yet delicious, recipe combines grated carrots, sliced almonds, cinnamon, raisins, applesauce and some other healthful ingredients to make a golden-brown muffin that is both hearty and filling, while also being full of flavor. Considering the fact that carrots are a rich source of beta carotene, which is known to promote good eye health, this is a muffin recipe that you can feel good about fitting into your day. Get the recipe >
Get your greens into your day in a creative way with this zucchini muffin recipe. It not only packs in a whole zucchin,i but also a bag of fresh baby spinach—plus some mashed banana and applesauce. It’s a wholesome and flavorful muffin that will jumpstart your day with plenty of antioxidants and vitamins. And it tastes so good you won’t realize just how healthy you’re eating. Get the recipe >
Combining both blackberries and peaches, this delicious recipe is sweet without packing in a lot of unnecessary sugar. Simple, but delicious, each mini cake (or muffin) is topped with peaches and blackberries, which contain an impressive number of vitamins and antioxidants. Get the recipe >
With just five ingredients, like the name says, these muffins are super simple to whip up—even at the last minute. And considering they combine bananas with raisins, rolled oats and cashews, they’re also full of wholesome ingredients that will give you a nutritional boost while helping to keep you fuller for longer. They make a great morning treat or afternoon snack when you need some energy. Get the recipe >
Yes, you read that right! Just three ingredients in these easy-to-make muffins, which combine a medium sweet potato, a cup of rolled oats and some maple syrup. These unlikely ingredients make a delicious treat that will start your day off on the right foot or serve as the perfect snack when you need a pick-me-up mid-day. Get the recipe >
Another veggie-packed muffin, this recipe combines red and green peppers with some onion, mushrooms and spinach for an incredibly healthful way to start your morning. It’s basically an omelet that can be eaten on-the-go so that you can grab it on your rush out the door. Of course, they’re so good that you just may decide to heat one up as a snack when you need something to get you through the mid-day slump. This muffin will do the trick! Get the recipe >