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