Healthy Blender Muffins

by Kristine on January 20, 2014

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes

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Want to hear the easiest muffin recipe in the world? Psst, its this one. No, really.  These healthy blender muffins are the perfect recipe for the non-baker. I know many busy people like you don’t have much time to bake. Or maybe you just don’t like baking.  Or  heck, you might like to bake, but don’t have a lot of time to do it. That’s why this recipe is so awesome. I timed myself making them, and start to finish, it was done in 20 minutes.

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The batter was done before my oven was finished preheated….and I have a “rapid” preheat option on my oven!  20 minutes, 12 muffins, a whole lot of snacks for the week. I’ve been primarily giving these to the kids. They contain all the ingredients you’d want them to have in a snack or breakfast: oats, fruit, greek yogurt, eggs, flax and an extra boost of protein.

Healthy-Blender-Muffins_3I used my fabulous Blendtec to get the job done, which is a high powered blender similar to a Vitamix. It has a handy batter setting, so with one click of the button, about 20 seconds later, the batter was done.  If you don’t have a high powered blender, I’m sure a regular one would work, it might just not get quite as smooth. A food processor should also be able to handle the job too.

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You can’t tell from the other photo’s, but I did put in a bit of stevia chocolate chips in there to please the kiddos. They sunk to the bottom, so they were a bit of a hidden treasure!  I think they taste just fine without, so its an option. But if you’re serving them to kids, a little bribery never hurt nobody 😉

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I hope you give these a try really soon. I’m sure afterwards you’ll be just as baffled as I was with how easy is was!


Healthy Blender Muffins
 
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The easiest and fastest muffins you'll ever make. These healthy blender muffins are a perfect quick breakfast, and great way to have kids eat the healthy things you'd like to get into them like oatmeal, yogurt, protein and fruit.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Yield: 12
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups oats (I used quick oats)
  • ½ cup whey protein powder (I used Whey Gourmet Naturelle, vanilla) *could sub for extra oats
  • ¼ cup flaxseeds (I used ground flax) *could sub for extra oats
  • ½ cup stevia for baking (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1½ tsps baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup stevia chocolate chips (I used Krisda stevia semi-sweet chocolate chips) *could sub for regular chocolate chips, or omit (will change nutrition)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Spray or brush a muffin tin with a healthy oil
  3. Place ingredients except chocolate chips in your blender (I used my Blendtec)
  4. Blend until smooth
  5. Stir in chocolate chips by hand
  6. Pour batter into 12 muffin tins
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean
Notes
* Store in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer.
* Healthy muffins tend to get dry out a bit once they're cooled and stored. To make them taste fresh out of the oven again, microwave each muffin for 25 seconds before eating.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 168 Fat: 4 g Carbs: 27 g Sugar: 4 g Sodium: 154 mg Fiber: 6 g Protein: 9 g

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Christina Landolfi

    I have made these muffins several times and they are great! So quick and tasty! Sometimes I substitute the chocolate chips for shredded coconut since I am a coconut fiend! Can’t wait to make your coconut muffins.

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Oh nice! And great sub! Coconut fans unite 🙂

  • Carrie

    I don’t suggest trying to make these in a regular blender. They turn into a mess!

  • Kathy

    Just made these tonight and they were a success. I used agave nectar in place of stevia and dark chocolate chips which is what was on hand. This recipe will definitely repeat itself in this kitchen!! Thank you!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Awesome! Thanks for reporting back!

  • Lynn

    Looks so good! I can’t use dairy and haven’t been able to find Greek yogurt in coconut, soy or anything else. Do you think regular (non-Greek) would work?

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Hi Lynn, any non-dairy yogurt should work too (soy, coconut, almond).

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