Coach’s Pick: Healthy Muffin Recipe!

April 2, 2013

Muffins don’t have to be a caloric nightmare. The mega-sized ones at the grocery store may not be your best option. Homemade muffins can be healthier because you control exactly what goes in them. We asked a few of our trainers for their favorite healthy muffin recipe.

Denise’s Chocolate Banana Cinnamon Muffins

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3 large bananas
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and position a rack in the center. Line a muffin tin with baking cups and set it aside.

In a large bowl mash the bananas with a fork then mix in the sugar, egg and butter.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder then lightly fold it into the banana mixture. The batter should be just moistened and still a little clumpy. Over mixing will produce short tough muffins.

Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups and bake them for about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer them to a rack to cool and enjoy!

Maria’s Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

serves 9

1 apple, cored and diced
1 cup almond flour/meal

3 tablespoons coconut flour
3 eggs, whisked
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon (the more the better)
½ teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt to large bowl, mix together.
Then add your eggs, oil, honey, and diced apples.
Mix thoroughly.
Place silicone liners in muffin tins, then place batter evenly throughout. The mix gave me 9 muffins.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. These guys take a bit of time, but they are totally worth it!

Kristin’s Hearty Morning Muffins

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Ripe bananas, mashed
1 tbsp nut butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Blackstrap molasses
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnuts, optional; sliced
1/4 cup coconut flakes optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F . Coat the muffin pan with olive oil. Combine oatmeal, molasses, applesauce, bananas, water, nut butter and oil. Mix until all ingredients are blended. Measure and mix all dry ingredients. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients. Add dried fruit and nuts, if using. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Mikalyn’s Simple Protein Chocolate Muffins:

2 scoops chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup berries
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1 egg
1 banana
1/2 cup peanut butter/almond butter
Any type of sweetener/honey/stevia/splenda if you like it sweeter. (I don’t need it sweetener and it still tastes great)

Blend banana and egg. Mix with the rest of ingredients.
Mix and pour into muffin cups. I use silicone muffin cups. Easier to remove without any mess.
Bake for 15 mins in the preheated oven at 375 degrees F.
Makes 4-5 muffins.

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