After my first attempt at making these flour- and sugar-free muffins from Rens Kroes' book "Power Foods," you could most certainly tell that they were healthy. Everyone loves healthy food, but not so much when you can actually taste just how healthy it is. The muffins had no sugar in them whatsoever, so I felt the need to drown them in honey before I ate them.
I made slight adjustments to the recipe and now no longer need honey—although a little bit of honey never hurts since it's a great natural sweetener. I added an additional banana for moisture and a ton of blueberries and was finally satisfied with the taste. Although you can still tell that they're healthy, they're no longer bland.
Try these muffins if you're looking for a healthy new way to start your day. They're also extremely easy to make, which is always a great bonus.
Blueberry Power Muffins
- Prep Time:5 mins
- Cook Time:30 mins
- Total Time:35 mins
- 1 1/4 cups oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1/4 cup blueberries
Mix together all of the ingredients, except for the blueberries, in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Preheat the oven to 355°F. Pour your mixture into a medium sized bowl and stir in the blueberries.
Prepare your muffin tin and pour about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each.
Place the muffin tin in the oven for 30 minutes. Serve the muffins with honey if desired.
These flour- and sugar-free muffins are always a tasty change of pace from my boring Greek yogurt breakfasts. I like to make them before going to bed so all I have to do is grab a couple on my way out the door in the morning and I'm set for a filling breakfast on my way to class.
If muffins aren't enough to satisfy your hunger in the morning check out these 21 breakfast recipes that aren't eggs to make the most of your morning meal.