Muffins seem to make just about everyone happy. Whether it’s enjoying fresh out of the oven for breakfast with a steaming cup of coffee or for your kids’ after-school snack.
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But some commercially baked muffins might derail your otherwise healthy diet — often being more of glorified cupcakes than muffins. Not only should you be wary of the added sugar, but also the trans fats that end up doing more harm to your body than good.
That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite, healthy muffin recipes that are easy to swap for the pre-packaged goods at the grocery store, and even easier to bake at home!
From pumpkin to chocolate to cranberry, there’s bound to be a version you or your family will enjoy. Bonus: Each muffin is under 200 calories.
These muffins are not only moist and delicious. They’re lower in calories, saturated fat and sugar than typical versions.
These muffins are super moist (but low in fat and calories) thanks to a mix of applesauce and olive oil. And the mini size is perfect for snacks!
Who doesn’t love s’mores? And muffins? S’mores muffins? Yes, please. These kid-friendly, but still healthier, treats are sure to be a hit.
Cranberries aren’t just for Thanksgiving! Pop extra bags in your freezer and you can make these treats all year long.
If you’re a chai tea fan, try these muffins — using some of the same classic spices as well as honey, chia seeds and walnuts.
Whether you have a ton of zucchini in your garden or are trying to work more veggies in your diet, these are a great muffin to try.
Not all muffins have to be sweet. These sweet potato-quinoa muffins are great to accompany dinner, or simply as a snack.
These aren’t truly a muffin, but more of a baked egg cup. So if you’re watching your carbs, this is a great option for you!