Monday, July 8, 2013

Healthy Cocoa Oat Breakfast Muffins

These Healthy Cocoa Oat Breakfast Muffins from Undressed Skeleton
know no limits. 


Although they're called "breakfast muffins," the combination of apples and oats also fills you up without filling you out when eaten for lunch, dinner or as a snack.


Ground flax and chia seeds lend a hearty, nutty taste and texture. Applesauce and mashed banana keep the muffins nice and moist.



I doubled the amount of cocoa powder used because I'm a chocoholic. Since cocoa powder has the tendency to dry out baked goods, I added two tablespoons of plain low-fat Greek yogurt to the batter to ensure extra moistness.


Recipe notes:


  • Although the recipe calls for Honeycrisp or Fuji apples, I used Granny Smiths, which are tart and better for baking.
  • The recipe produces three regular-sized muffins. However, you can easily double or triple the batter for grab-and-go breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
  • Due to the natural sweetness of the fruit, I didn't add any sugar or sugar substitutes to the batter. 
  • The recipe is also "limitless" in the sense you can add additional ingredients to the batter. I think raisins, nuts, and/or dark chocolate chips would taste incredible.
  • Each muffin contains about 100 calories.

Questions:

  1. What's your favorite grab-and-go breakfast?
  2. What's your favorite type of apple?
 

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