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Some people think of muffins and cupcakes as a cheat day treat. By using whole grains such as oats instead of refined flour, muffins can be part of your everyday meals, no cheating required.

No-Mess Healthy Muffins Are Possible

A healthy diet should include a right mix of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, protein, and healthy carbohydrates. Some people find it hard to eat fruits and veggies, but master the art of eating carbs. Why not mix the two to create a nutritious and satisfying treat? Your all-time favorite bakery in Newtonville, Great Harvest of Newtonville brings you three super easy muffin recipes that contain grain, fruits, and veggies. The best part of all is that you can just throw all the ingredients into the blender and forget about making a mess of dishes. Try these muffin recipes and enjoy them over breakfast, lunchtime, or during your coffee break.

 Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Banana muffins are always a hit. They’re simple and easy to make and satisfying any time of the day. The great thing this banana muffin recipe is that you can enjoy all the benefits of eating whole grains. Since they’re made from oat flour, this recipe it’s also a super healthy choice. What you need:
  • 2 cups of oats (any kind)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (plain Greek works too)
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey (more if you want them sweeter)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, blueberries, or whatever mix-ins you like
What to do: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Place all the ingredients minus the mix-ins into the blender and blend until smooth. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle with mini chocolate, walnuts, etc. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let your muffins cool for a bit and enjoy! There's plenty of mistakes to be made when baking. These muffin recipes are all quick and easy, but if baking is not something you enjoy you can still get your fresh goodies from the best bakery in town. Contact Great Harvest of Newtonville at (617) 928-1162 to learn about their savory bread and sweet treats.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins

Veggies don’t usually come to mind when you think about a sweet muffin. Enjoy this lemon zucchini muffin recipe that’s packed with tons of fiber. What you need:
  • 2 cups of oats
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup grated zucchini (strained to release the excess water)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or lemon yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons raw honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
What to do: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tip with paper liners. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 22- 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them cool for about 10 minutes and enjoy. You can also make a glaze with half a cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and drizzle over the muffins.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple and cinnamon is a naturally delicious mix, ideal for breakfast muffins. The best part about this recipe? There’s no sugar added. The sweetness in this treat comes from the dates. What you need:
  • 2 ½ cups oats
  • 1 cup chopped dried dates
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 ¼ cup diced apple
  • ¾ c milk (your choice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ salt
What to do: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Place the dated in the blender and pour in the water to soften them. Let the dates sit for five minutes and blend until smooth. Mix in the apple and milk and puree. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until oats are well ground. Fill the muffin tin with the batter and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For Freshly Baked Products Head to Your Favorite Bakery in Newtonville

If baking is not your thing, but you still want to enjoy a freshly baked product, make your way to your local Great Harvest of Newtonville. Treat your family and friends with something savory or something sweet. They have bread, cookies, muffins, and other goodies. You can even tell them you baked it yourself (we won’t tell). Call the bakery at (617) 928-1162 to learn about this month’s menu.
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