Healthy Hearty Muffins – Is This Breakfast or a Snack?

Homemade healthy muffins are a fave around our house. Not just because of the yummy scent that permeates the house in the morning, or that they are hot from the oven, or that cold Greek yogurt tastes SO good on top….or…shall I go on and on? Our muffins are getting cold already!

Muffin Halves Top View

Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Raisin Muffins are the perfect breakfast food – whether eaten at home, with yogurt and fruit, or taken “on the run”, these jewels of perfection hit all the right spots.

Single Muffin Close up

Roughly based on this recipe from Cooking Light, we (as expected!) put our own spin on them. Here’s how we changed the recipe around:

  1. Had no wheat bran, so added 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1 heaping tablespoon of freshly ground flax seeds.
  2. No pitted dates? No problemo! Subbed golden raisins.
  3. Added Craisins and chopped dried apricots, too – both add pretty color.
  4. Don’t like to add 1/4 cup of oil to YOUR breakfast treats? Neither do we. Easy fix – we used one mashed banana and one small container of apple sauce, with only 1 teaspoon of oil.
  5. Added 3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds and 3 tablespoons of chopped toasted walnuts.
  6. Used less sugar than called for, and did not miss it one single bit.

Muffin Close up

Since we changed around some ingredients, we used a bit less boiling water than called for in that step toward the end of the recipe. Interestingly enough, it is a cool trick learned. It definitely helps to “plump up” the oats and dried fruit.

Muffin Halves

Perfect breakfast, since you can mix the dry ingredients the night before, then just mix and add the wet ones the next morning.

Simply put these babies in the oven to bake. Meanwhile, you prepare for your day, while breakfast cooks itself – just for you!

Muffins Cooked


About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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1 Response to Healthy Hearty Muffins – Is This Breakfast or a Snack?

  1. Perfect for breakfast AND a snack. I always need to have something to snack on in the car if I’m going for a long ride & these look firm enough to not make a huge mess.


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