17 Healthy Muffin Recipes
Great muffin recipes
Why do we love muffins? Easy…they're yummy, easy to make, portable, and endlessly adaptable to taste and nutrition preferences. But watch out! Store-bought muffins (even healthy-sounding versions like Starbucks Zucchini Walnut Muffin) can pack more fat and calories than a cupcake! The solution: Make your own. These baked treats are all relatively low in fat and calories, and most are packed with fresh fruit, fiber, and good-for-you fats. So go ahead…indulge your muffin cravings, guilt-free!
Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins
Try this recipe: Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins
Morning Glory Muffins
Try this recipe: Morning Glory Muffins
Try this recipe: Blueberry Muffins
Oat-Topped Fig Muffins
Tip: Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately and then add them together to make sure your batter doesn't get too smooth, which can make the muffins tough.
Try this recipe: Oat-Topped Fig Muffins
Banana Corn Muffins
Just add mashed bananas and fat-free milk to a store-bought corn muffin mix, then stir, bake, and eat.
Be sure to not fill the muffin tin to the top; leave about one-quarter empty to get the classic dome-top muffin.
Try this recipe: Banana Corn Muffins
Quinoa: Ginger-Pecan Muffins
Any recipe with quinoa is bound to be good for you. This humble grain is a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids, the body's building blocks for everything from hormones to enzymes. The muffins themselves are rich and flavorful, with only 118 calories per serving.
Try this recipe: Quinoa: Ginger- Pecan Muffins
Parmesan-Corn Bread Muffins
These savory alternatives make a great appetizer. Just serve them piping hot with low-fat butter or a dipping sauce of your choosing.
Even with the Parmesan cheese, a serving only works out to be about 150 calories.
Try this recipe: Parmesan-Corn Bread
Low-Fat Strawberry-Cinnamon Muffins
Great for a midafternoon snack!
Try this recipe: Low-Fat Strawberry-Cinnamon Muffins
Quick and Easy Banana-Oat Muffins
Try this recipe: Quick and Easy Banana-Oat Muffins
Mariska’s Joyful Heart Fudge Chip Muffins
Pop them in your lunch box or enjoy as a snack throughout the day.
Try this recipe: Mariska's Joyful Heart Fudge Chip Muffins Recipe
Vegan Blueberry-Lemon Muffins
Whole-Grain Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins
This recipe, again with a few simple substitutions, allows you to enjoy without overindulging.
Added bonus: The whole-grain flour keeps you satisfied for longer with a fiber boost.
Try this recipe: Whole-Grain Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins
Chocolate Ricotta Muffins
To make them, you place the ricotta in a bowl and whisk in the eggs, followed by milk and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate and flour mixture before portioning out; bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
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Raspberry Corn Muffins
Whisk together low-fat yogurt, lemon rind, and eggs, then add the flour mixture. Once you’ve spooned the batter into muffin casings, sprinkle with the raspberries and icing sugar, before baking for 20 minutes.
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Spelt Banana-Nut Muffins
You'll need half a cup of chopped pecans and vanilla extract for this recipe, and you'll know they are baked just right when you can stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean.
Try this recipe: Spelt Banana-Nut Muffins