Wow, it has been a hot minute since I have posted a recipe for you guys. Life, specifically school, have been insane lately, but luckily I’m done with that until August. So, be prepared for some more fun, fresh, delicious recipes!
Today’s recipe is an essential for any summer table. Strawberry season is a magical time, when the red plump berries we all know and love are not only cheeper, but BETTER than any other time during the year. That means strawberries everywhere: eat them raw, make parfaits, smoothies, ice cream, or bake them into your favorite breakfast pastry. YUM.
These muffins are pretty dang healthy too, so there’s no need to feel like your indulging by picking one of these up. Each is less than 200 calories and has only 6g sugar. I know, insane! Here’s the recipe.
Light Strawberry Muffins Recipe:
- 3 cups whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur’s brand)
- 3/4 cup Truvia baking blend (or 1.5 cups sugar, if you are’t watching sugar/calories)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup fat free plain greek yogurt
- 2.5 cup strawberries, sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Combine dry ingredients (flour through baking soda) in medium bowl and set aside.
- Mash sliced strawberries in a large mixing bowl with the back of a spoon or a potato masher. You want there to still be big chunks, but mash enough that none are bigger than a nickel.
- Beat the eggs and add them, along with the oil and yogurt, to the strawberries. Stir to combine.
- Add the flour to the strawberry mixture and stir with wooden spoon until just moistened. Do not over blend.
- Spoon batter into two muffin tins lined with muffin liners or that are liberally greased. The batter should almost fill the compartments of the tin and should make 18 muffins.
- Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425 F, and then decrease the heat to 350 F to bake for another 12-15 minutes (or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean).
Nutritional information (per muffin):
190 calories 10F 22C (6 Sugar, 2.5 Fiber) 5P