30.6.14

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

I am heading into my fourth week of healthy eating, and second week of working out. It is not easy. I have lost 4 pounds since June 5th, which isn't a huge loss but I will take it. It would be nice to see faster results, but it's a work in progress. I am way more conscious about what I eat and I have been going to the gym- a feat that I have been saying I would do for about 2 years. Getting up at 5 am sucks, but I feel good once I am there. I am monitor my calories with My Fitness Pal (add me so we can help each other! chelsea554) 

One hard thing for me is that I have been avoiding baking. It is hard to find healthy recipes. One that I came across on Pinterest was a recipe for Blueberry Muffins aka Power Muffins. They are yummy, low calorie breakfast food. I have been eating one before my workouts- I recommend trying them! It is nice to have something to quickly grab to get your metabolism going in the early morning.

This recipe makes 12-15 muffins, depending on how much you put in your muffin tin. 

Ingredients:
  • no-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats–quick or regular oats, plain
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces honey nonfat greek yogurt or 1 1/2 cups (Chobani)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Coat muffin tin with cooking spray or liners.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  4. Combine yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a second bowl.
  5. Fold yogurt mixture into dry mixture; stir to combine completely.
  6. Gently fold in blueberries.
  7. Spoon into muffin tins.
  8. Bake until top is golden and springs back when you gently touch it, 20-25 minutes.


I entered all the ingredients into My Fitness Pal to get the nutrition facts:


Enjoy!!

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2 comments:

  1. These sound AUH-MAZING! And they look delicious too ;)

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  2. These look delicious, well done! I can't wait to try making them! xx

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