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#50 – Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Do you like grab and go breakfasts? It’s one less thing to do in the morning if you have something, like these Healthy Breakfast Muffins, ready to go, right? Even if you work from home, I’ll reach for a ready made breakfast so I can get my day started that much sooner. I also like having a “meal” ready for those teenagers that are always running out the door in the morning late. Even if you wake them up an extra 1/2 hour early so they could have time to eat breakfast, they are. Always. Late.  (show of hands?)

I will admit, I was a little overwhelmed at first by all the ingredients but I made my shopping list and went to my local Bulk Barn so I could purchase the exact measurements I would need for the recipe.  After that it was simple. Measure, scoop, mix… there’s a lot of yumminess going on in these healthy breakfast muffins.  I wasn’t sure if I could classify these as “easy” as they have a lot of ingredients to assemble for this recipe, but considering they make breakfast super easy for the next few days after, I’m willing to put in the effort on the weekend to save (a lot of) time during the week.

Plus you have all these added health benefits from eating these healthy breakfast muffins:

Sunflower Seeds: an excellent source of vitamin E and a very good source of copper and vitamin B1.. In addition, sunflower seeds are a good source of manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, folate, and niacin.

Pumpkin Seeds: With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, 1 which can give your health an added boost.

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are loaded with nutritional value with very few calories, they are loaded with antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are fibre, they are a high quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids.  They can help improve exercise performance and help improve Type 2 Diabetes.

Hemp Seeds:  Excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA in the perfect balance. They are a more digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, cows milk or any other high protein food.  Rich in Vitamin E.

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Healthy Breakfast Muffins 365daysofeasyrecipes.com

Healthy Breakfast Muffins 365daysofeasyrecipes.com

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Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups multi grain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups total of dried fruit: raisins , dried cranberries, dried blueberries, chopped figs, apricots etc.
  • 2 large carrots , grated
  • 1 apple , peeled, shredded
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple , drained
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds
  • 3 eggs
  • ? cups olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add dried fruit, seeds, raisins, crushed pineapple, apple and carrots. Stir to combine.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and vanilla.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients together with the dry ingredients and blend well. The mixture will be very thick.
  5. Scoop the mixture into paper lined muffin tins.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I placed 2 muffins in a sandwich bag for a quick grab and go breakfast. These muffins also freeze well. Take them out the night before and you have breakfast for the next day.

Diana L.

7 Comments

  1. I love muffins as well. They are so easy and, like you said, you can keep them in the freezer and pop them out when you're ready for them. I also like to add vegetables into my muffins whenever I can for added nutrition. You're welcome to check out some of my healthy muffin recipes on my blog too. http://theartofcare.weebly.com My favorite healthy muffin recipe is Carrot and Zucchini. http://theartofcare.weebly.com/kiss/carrot-and-zucchini-muffins Anyway, I just want to say that I've only recently discovered your blog but I'm bookmarking it because of all the awesome recipes. Keep em coming! Sandra
    • Thanks for stopping by! So glad you're liking the recipes. Great idea either adding vegetables into the muffins. And thanks for the link. Can't wait to try some of your recipes. Diana
  2. I love muffins as well. They are so easy and, like you said, you can keep them in the freezer and pop them out when you're ready for them. I also like to add vegetables into my muffins whenever I can for added nutrition. You're welcome to check out some of my healthy muffin recipes on my blog too. http://theartofcare.weebly.com My favorite healthy muffin recipe is Carrot and Zucchini. http://theartofcare.weebly.com/kiss/carrot-and-zucchini-muffins Anyway, I just want to say that I've only recently discovered your blog but I'm bookmarking it because of all the awesome recipes. Keep em coming! Sandra
    • Thanks for stopping by! So glad you're liking the recipes. Great idea either adding vegetables into the muffins. And thanks for the link. Can't wait to try some of your recipes. Diana

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