Health-Nut Muffins

8:59 PM

So I'm not really a health-nut, but my boyfriend teases me about being one. Here's how I operate: I eat super healthy food most of the time, but often eat chocolate in the evenings, usually end up ordering a caramel latte at Starbucks for my morning treat, and almost always eat 3-meat cheese-stuffed crust pizza for Friday night dinners.

But today I was in the mood for something healthy and yummy. So I went to the store and found a recipe on the back of a whole-wheat flour bag for banana bread. But the thing is, I don't like bananas. So I changed the recipe drastically, substituting everything I could for something healthier.
And they turned out amazing.

These would be great before class/rehearsal/performance because it has a very good mix of complex carbohydrate, unsaturated fat, and protein!

Health nut Muffins

Their recipe My recipe
2 C mashed bananas 1/2 C Pumpkin
1/2 C Apple Sauce
1/2 C Cranberries
1/2 C frozen blueberries
1/4 C frozen fresh Coconut
1/2 C Vegetable Oil 1/2 C Chunky Peanut Butter*
1C Sugar 1c Sugar**
1C Unbleached all-purpose flour and 1C Whole Wheat flour 1/2 C Wheat Germ, and 1 1/2 C whole wheat flower
1tsp baking soda 1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c chopped walnuts none ***
1tsp vanilla extract blop of vanilla extract (highly precise!)
2 large eggs 2 large eggs
3 tbs milk plop of milk
pumpkin spice

  1. Mix fruit, add in wet ingredients
  2. mix in dry ingredients
  3. Pour into muffin tins and sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon/sugar/pumpkin pie spice on top
  4. pour into muffin tins and bake for 10-15min at 350
  5. eat with a hot cup of chamomile tea. <3
*They tasted VERY peanut-buttery… so if you don't particularly like super-peanut-buttery stuff, just use olive oil or veg.oil.

**I'd have liked to use Stevia, but 1. Walmart doesn't sell it, and 2. the Truvia was $6 vs sugar $1… I'm a broke college student.

*** I don't like walnuts… also I used chunky peanut butter.

MMMMMmmmm so yummy and perfect with a cup of tea!!

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  1. Those look delicious, I'll have to try the recipe out! :)


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