Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Potentially the Healthiest Muffins Ever

Potentially the Healthiest Muffins Ever

Makes 8-10 muffins.

Love these muffins for myself and for the wee one.  Although she's (still) a good vegetable eater, it never hurts to sneak in more!  These muffins are super moist, super flavorful, and a good way to treat yourself to something healthy.  I didn't name these, and it's true that they still have a fair amount of sugar, but they taste AWESOME, and I don't know you could keep the taste if you eliminated the sugar.  So these are good muffins for mom and baby to share.  If you're looking for a recipe for baby, and only baby, check out the healthy banana muffins I'll be posting later this week.
Notes and nutritional information at the bottom also from the source listed below.
Source: Ceci n'est pas un food blog

½ cup sugar*
1 egg
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup pecans, chopped
2 cups carrot, zucchini and/or apple, shredded

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with muffin cups.
In a large bowl, mix the sugar with the eggs. Add the applesauce and mix well. Mix in flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda. Stir in the nuts and vegetables. Ladle batter into prepared cups.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition Info (per muffin)**: 114 calories, 4 g fat (0.5 g saturated), 17 mg cholesterol, 17 g carbohydrate (2 g fibre, 10 g sugar), 3 g protein, 116 mg sodium. An excellent source of vitamin E and manganese.

*You may want to bump this up to ⅔ cup if not using apple
 **Incorrectly assumes an equal proportion of carrot, zucchini and apple

1 comment:

  1. Yum - I'm always looking for new (and healthy) snacks to bring to work.