Healthy Breakfast Muffins

About a month ago I made some breakfast egg “muffins”. They worked great and I liked the concept a lot. I decided to try something else. I looked around for a breakfast muffin that was low in calories and didn’t have 1 cup of sugar in it. One of my biggest pet peeves about Pinterest is that if you search for “healthy recipes” you most definitely do NOT get healthy. What pinners think is healthy is insane. Sorry but any recipe that calls for multiple cups of sugar is insane.

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Anyways, I finally found a recipe that was healthy. It called for very little sugar and used the sweetness of the banana and applesauce instead. I used unsweetened apple sauce. I added a little less than 1/4 of a cup of craisins to the mixture and it was a great addition. Adding that changed the calorie count to 85 calories. Still a great number!

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I sprinkled a pinch of Maui sugar on top of the dough and baked it for about 18 minutes. Here is the recipe:

Low Fat Banana Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Calories per serving: 75

From: http://www.alfitness.com.au/article/id/226/pid/24/Delicious,-low-fat-banana-muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to around 180 degrees C. Grease your muffin tin with low-fat margarine or cooking oil spray, or line with paper muffin cases.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, egg, banana and vanilla extract. Blend well and add the applesauce.
  4. Slowly combine the two mixtures together and mix well.
  5. Scoop the batter into the muffin tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
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The kitchen smelled so homey and wonderful as it was baking. I had to sample the muffins–you know, to make sure they were edible. 🙂 I had one after lunch. It was moist and subtle–not so sweet it tasted like a dessert. It’s probably the perfect muffin to eat as breakfast. No sugar crash from frosting and chocolate chips, etc. 

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For breakfast during the work week I had one muffin and an egg. It was filling enough to get me through the morning to my mid-morning snack (and apple). The next morning I tried having one muffin with some Greek yogurt. I needed something quick because I overslept and was running late!

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That breakfast was 275 calories, and I had some coffee once I got work. The next day I had a muffin and some plain Greek yogurt, another day I had 1/2 a serving of rice krispies cereal with a muffin. Another day I had one egg and a muffin. The combinations with the muffins were great and I felt really satisfied. The banana muffins were delicious too.

You could easily have these muffins as a mid-day snack or maybe a pre-gym snack, as well. I think next time I make these I’d try adding some nuts or maybe some blueberries to it as well. I REALLY liked the addition of the Craisins. This recipe will definitely stay in rotation!

22 Responses

  1. These look great! I might try them with coconut flour.

    I just started the Fast Metabolism Diet, and I’m really enjoying it (Day 3). I’ll be writing about it on Tumblr, and will send you the link soon. For breakfast Monday and Tuesday, I had a shake with strawberries and oatmeal, and it kept me very full until lunchtime. That’s always the test of a good breakfast.

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  2. The thing on blogs that pisses me off is the sugar-free and it is either splenda or worse – using honey or molasses and calling it sugar-free because it is not white sugar. So stupid. Sugar is sugar.

    Anyway, I love using a banana as the only sweetener in things. That’s why I mash up a banana into to cooking water of my oats. It cooks in and makes it sweet and I get a fruit serving in. Whisk in egg whites for protein and I am good to go!
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  3. unfortunately with Pinterest, most people are just repinning so the descriptions “sounds” like they added a comment but it’s from an early pinner or the original poster. They aren’t stupid – they know that healthy will get more attention in the keywords!!

    That’s why I don’t look at other people’s pins. I just use it as a place to store my things. Like a bulletin board for my bookmarks. Because I’m tired of seeing a flood of a 3 ingredient desserts and 5 minute workouts that will “torch the inches in 3 weeks”

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