Here is my latest healthy muffin recipe. I adapted it from my original Pumpkin protein muffin recipe and I have to say that it is just as good if not better! As with most of my muffin recipes, this one contains no white refined sugar or flour and has some extra nutritional benefits as well with the addition of the ground flax seed. I hope that you enjoy it as much as the kids, my Mom and I did! Both of my boys each had 2 muffins and some fruit for their after school snack. I feel so much better serving them home made nutritious food over processed boxed goods. Yes, it is definitely more work, but so worth it! Make up a batch of these delicious morsels for your next fall gathering and let me know what your friends and family think. I guarantee you, they will NEVER believe these are considered "healthy treats!" And you can give yourself a huge pat on the back for feeding your friends and family food that you have made with only the best intentions in mind.
2 ½ cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 15 ounce can pumpkin
1 cup Plain 0% Greek yogurt
1 medium banana
2 scoops Vanilla Protein powder (Try the AdvoCare Muscle Gain brand)
1/2 cup Raw local honey
6 pitted dates
3 TBSP ground flax seed
2 tsp Baking soda
4 tsp Baking powder
3 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray your muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Place the oats in the food processor (using the blade attachment) and process for approximately 30 seconds. The oats should ground up nicely.
Dump the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth.
Fill your muffin tins with the mixture (about 3/4 of the way full) and bake for 18-20 minutes. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tin. Then place them on a cooling rack before storing. They taste good a little warm!! You should get between 18 and 20 muffins depending on how high you fill your muffin tins.
These muffins will freeze wonderfully. Just store in a freezer bag and take one out as needed. A quick reheat in the microwave and your enjoying a freshly baked muffin with your morning coffee in no time!
In Good Health,