Well guess what guys? I've developed a delicious AND healthy muffin recipe!
Introducing whole wheat, banana muffins -with cranberries, sunflower seeds and yoghurt! Each muffin has 2 grams of fibre and only 150 calories- not bad considering many muffins from local coffee shops can be as much as 400 calories!
Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/8 cup old fashioned rolled oats1/8 cup wheat germ (optional but adds to fibre content. You may replace with an additional equal amount of rolled oats)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (dark or light)
1/2 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
3 tbsp vegetable oil (or olive oil if you prefer)
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (I needed about 2.5)
1 tsp pure vanilla
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Combine flour, baking powder and soda, salt, spices, rolled oats, and wheat germ.
In a separate, slightly larger bowl, combine beaten egg, brown sugar, yoghurt, oil, bananas and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined- do not over-mix!
Divide among 12 greased muffin tins.
Push one cranberry into the centre of each muffin. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in tray for 5 minutes before serving!
These can be frozen individually for up to 1 month as a convenient healthy snack. Just reheat in the microwave or let thaw on your counter.
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