There is rarely a time when I don't have several dozen homemade muffins sitting in my freezer. Muffins can be the perfect on-the-go breakfast, a quick and easy snack, and a great addition to school lunches. And they can be really nutritious and delicious all at the same time!
I love experimenting with various ingredients and methods of preparing different recipes. Whether it's a flourless blender muffin or a high fibre fruity bran muffin, I love having a few to choose from at one time. As a mom, I want a muffin that my kids love and that is still nutritious. As a Dietitian, I try to pack as much nutrition into most of my recipes, while still maintaining a delicious flavour and texture. A few of my favourite ingredients to use for muffin recipes are lentils (yep--lentils!), bananas, cocoa, coconut oil, whole grain flour, oatmeal and chia seeds. My goal is to include enough ingredients with staying power (e.g. whole grains, nuts, seeds, healthy oils, eggs) with ingredients that will provide lots of flavour (e.g. chocolate, cocoa, coconut, peanut butter, fruit).
Here are 12 of my favourite muffin recipes, some of which will hopefully end up in your freezer soon too!
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