Healthy Muffin Recipes

Most muffin recipes are loaded with fat and sugar.  Healthy muffin recipes have merely undergone a few substitutions and additions that make these little cakes delicious and healthier to eat.

If you are looking for healthy low fat recipes, be sure they do not call for lots of eggs, sugar (I have even seen 2 cups of sugar used in a recipe), and lots and lots of butter, oil, or cream cheese. I am not condemning the use of any of these ingredients for baking except in the large amounts used.

There are so many tasty ingredients that are full of fiber and low in fat that can be added to make healthy muffins that there is no need to omit these little "goodies" from our diets.

Our recipes make a lot of muffins, and they freeze really well.

Besides being delicious, the Flaxseed Date Nut Muffins and the Cinnamon Carrot Muffins are both healthy breakfast recipes with ingredients like grated apples, grated carrots, chopped dates, dried apricots, pumpkins seeds and mashed ripe banana, just to name a few.

The Healthiest of the Healthy Muffin Recipes

Flaxseed Date Nut Muffins

Flax Seed Date Muffins are high in fiber and low in fat.

They are high in fiber and low in fat!

Flaxseed meal contains: Omega 3 essential fatty acids which are good fats and may help reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Flaxseed lignans -  which have antioxidant qualities.  Flaxseed meal contains both kinds of fiber. Insoluble fiber - most fruits and vegetables are examples of sources of insoluble fiber. When this fiber gets wet it does not change. Because it stays the same it helps eliminate waste from your body quickly. Soluble fiber allows it to absorb water, slows down digestion and helps stabilize blood glucose which in turn permits better absorption or nutrients.  Recipe...

Tips for making these healthy muffin recipes...

  • When adding wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, do not stir more than necessary or the muffins will be tough.
  • You can measure and mix your dry ingredients the day before you plan to make them. To keep the ingredients dry, store them covered in the refrigerator. This way you will have to spend less time on the day you actually prepare and bake them.

Corn Muffins

The corn muffins are moist inside and crispy outside.

Moist inside and crispy outside!

These little muffins go with so many meals, especially if you are planning plant based ones. Corn muffins go perfectly with soups, beans, greens, and salads. As one of my healthy muffin recipes, the corn muffins do not have any eggs at all, but the recipe does call for buttermilk and I make it from soy milk. I will explain how this is done in the recipe.   Recipe...

Cinnamon Carrot Muffins

Cinnamon Carrot Muffins are loaded with dried fruits, seeds and nuts!

Loaded with dried fruits, seeds and nuts!

Bake these tasty, healthy muffins for breakfast treats. They freeze really well, and take only minutes to heat up in the oven to taste like freshly baked muffins. Made with wholewheat flour, banana and grated carrots, these muffins also make great afternoon snacks for you and the kids.  Recipe...

Mocha Muffins with Chocolate Chips

The Mocha Muffins can be made with cocoa or carob powder!

Make these muffins with cocoa or carob powder!

You may be surprised to see that my Mocha Muffins are one of the healthy muffin recipes that makes the list. It is low in fat and sugar, and made with some whole wheat flour.   Recipe...

More about healthy eating recipes...

  • Lunch and Appetizers - Here are some ideas to replace the burger and fries, pizza laden with cheese, and other fast food lunches that are making us fat and sick.
  • Dinner - Are you getting enough good nutrition in your main meal of the day? Check out our plant based dinners that can help keep you healthy while satisfying your appetite.
  • Salads - Start your salads with dark green leafy vegetables to make your diet rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals which protect your body from free radicals.
  • Soups - Having a supply of homemade soup in your refrigerator is a good way to replace unhealthy and expensive fast foods. Soups are great for lunch or dinner.
  • Healthy Sides - Our easy vegetable recipes are made up of simple ingredients cooked just enough in order to bring out the best flavor of each vegetable. 
  • Desserts - Searching for a healthier way to eat? Well, you can still enjoy a guilt free dessert every now and then. 

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