Wholesome Breakfast

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins 

Hi guys! This recipe takes a classic blueberry muffin and turns it into something that is not only tasty, but something that is good for you!  Bakery and store bought muffins are typically full of processed sugar that will leave you feeling… not so good😕 In this recipe we have taken out the unhealthy white sugar and replaced it with honey! Besides being sweet, honey has many health benefits. Honey contains antioxidants which are vital in preventing certain types of cancer and heart disease. Unlike white sugar or artificial sugar, honey can help regulate your blood sugar. Now I know some people love a more sweet flavor; so if that is you, feel free to add about 1/2 cup of undefined organic cane sugar. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached organic white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 2 organic, cage free eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt 
  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • 1/2 organic cane sugar (optional) 
  • 1/2 cup organic 2% milk 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries 

Directions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Line a mini muffin pan with 24 liners 
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside 
  • In a medium bowl combine all wet ingredients, then add to dry ingredients 
  • Finally fold in blueberries 
  • Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups (should make about 48 mini muffins or 24 regular sized muffins)
  • Bake for about 17 minutes or until tops of muffins are golden brown

Wholesome Breakfast

Date Sweetened Banana Nut Muffins (Refined sugar free) 

If you love having a sweet breakfast but are trying to watch your sugar, these muffins are perfect for you! They are refined sugar free, gluten free, paleo, mostly organic and dairy free. You can satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your body feeling good. Refined sugar is so damaging to the body, it causes our blood sugar to be very unstable, can lead to inflammation and eventually cause type 2 diabetes. In these muffins I used dates and just a tiny bit of honey to add sweetness, plus the sweetness from the ripe banana 🍌 I also added some chopped dried bananas. I bought these dried baby bananas at Trader Joe’s for only $3 a bag! I love Trader Joe’s brand because they don’t add any extra sugar. They are so sweet you won’t believe it! They taste wonderful chopped up in the muffins, but if you don’t have them don’t worry! You can also feel free to use any type of flour you like, I just prefer coconut oil. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoy! 

Ingredients for the muffins

  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 very ripe banana 
  • 8 dates
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk 
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried bananas (optional) 
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

Ingredients for the candied Nuts 

  • 1/4 cup crushed Brazil nuts (any kind you have is ok) 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar 

Directions for the muffins 

  • In a blender or food processor blend eggs, banana, dates, coconut oil, honey and coconut milk until completely smooth 
  • In a large mixing bowl add baking powder, flour, cinnamon and mix together 
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined 
  • Fold in the dried bananas 
  • Spoon into muffin pan (lined or greased) and bake for 18 minutes 

Directions for the candied Brazil nuts 

  • Melt coconut oil in a pan
  • Add crushed nuts and coconut sugar
  • On medium heat cook until the sugar starts to clump together 
  • Turn off heat and allow to harden a bit 
  • Place peices on muffins when they come out of the oven