Sweet Cooking

The Quest for a Healthy Muffin

In breakfast, Muffins on April 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm

I really like the idea of having a muffin for breakfast. The problem with muffins, though, is that it’s really just a piece of cake parading around in a muffin costume. Now, you really wouldn’t have cake for breakfast (unless it’s your birthday), so why would you eat a muffin for breakfast? It’s like starting the day off in the calorie hole.

I clip out muffin recipes all the time in hopes of finding one that is tasty and healthy. This is my latest attempt: “Kathie’s Zucchini Muffins” from Cooking Light. The ingredient list seems relatively healthy….zucchini, minimal sugar and oil, whole wheat flour…sounds good for you, right?

This muffin recipe calls for 1 1/3 cups shredded zucchini.

I followed the instructions exactly.

Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

I was actually happy with the way these turned out. For only 145 calories each, they have a great cinammon flavor and moist texture. Warm them up in the oven for a minute and crumble over yogurt for a calcium boost. If you have a healthy muffin recipe that you like, please share it!

Kathie's Zucchini Muffins

Chance would like a muffin.

  1. Let me know if you find a healthy blueberry muffin recipe! Or a key lime muffin recipe that’s healthy.

  2. i think i may have a muffin that is “healthy”. i will email it to you tomorrow – it is in ‘better homes and garden’, a whole wheat, cranberry, walnut muffin. how bad could that be?

  3. by the way, chance is really cute!

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