I've been a busy, busy bee this morning. This McMuffintop is trying to turn into a HEALTHY muffintop, therefore I have been in the kitchen baking various healthy breakfast muffins courtesy of the cookbook/meal planning guide that came with Jillian Michaels's Body Revolution.
I baked all 3 muffin recipes (at 12 muffins each = 3 dozen) to freeze so that I have something quick and easy to grab on those mornings that don't allow for much planning.
I wish I could give you a review of each muffin recipe right now, alas that would mean sitting here and eating THREE MUFFINS at 250 calories each. Once upon a time, is was a very likely possibility that I would have done that, but since this muffintop is dedicated to getting healthy, I will let you know how they are once I've had a chance to sample each one over the next few mornings.
By the way, the 3 flavours are:
- Banana Blueberry
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- Pumpkin Cranberry
Now before you get all "whoa, Whoa, WHOA McMuffintop, are those REALLY healthy?" The answer is yes, Yes, YES!
I followed all recipes to the uppercase Tee.
- The banana-blueberry and oatmeal chocolate chips are each full of healthy walnuts.
- The chocolate chips used were 70% dark chocolate.
- Olive oil was used as the... oil (duh).
- Honey or pure maple syrup were used as the sweeteners.
- One recipe includes plain yogurt, the other two coconut milk.
You get the idea.
Bee Tee Double-U, I never use canned pumpkin. I make my own pumpkin puree in the fall from a REAL pumpkin and freeze it (in portions equivalent to a 15-oz can) for pumpkin goodness all year.
p.s. The pumpkin cranberry muffins are so pretty!