5 Healthy Muffin Recipes That Are Packed With All the Right Things

Dacy Knight

When you've committed to a healthy eating plan, it can be difficult to satisfy all your cravings. Instead of derailing your diet for the sake of your sweet tooth, expand your recipe repertoire to include treats that taste just like dessert—without all the sugar. Muffins can be one such snack that satisfies your desire for something sweet without adding in the ingredients you're trying to ditch. We've rounded up the tastiest healthy muffin recipes that aren't only packed with some of our favorite superfoods but are also gluten-free. Whether it's shredded zucchini, coconut, almonds, olive oil, blueberries, or bananas, these ingredients deliver satiating sweetness without compromising your health goals.

Head below for five healthy muffin recipes that are packed with all the right things.

Double Chocolate Coconut Oil Zucchini Muffins With Caramelized Buckwheat

Ingredients:

Shredded zucchini
Buckwheat flour
Coconut flour
Raw cacao powder
Baking soda
Salt
Honey
Coconut oil, melted
Vanilla extract
Eggs
Buttermilk
Dark chocolate, chopped

Ingredients for Caramelized Buckwheat:

Raw buckwheat groats
Pure maple syrup
Coconut oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners or grease with cooking spray.

Spread zucchini out on a clean kitchen towel, and then cover with another towel and let sit for 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, coconut oil, vanilla, eggs, and buttermilk. Add the shredded zucchini into the mixture and stir. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix together, allowing some clumps, and then stir in the chopped chocolate.

Divide the batter into the muffin cups. Add the buckwheat groats, maple syrup, coconut oil, and a small pinch of salt to the small bowl, and stir together. Use this mixture to top the muffins.

Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the batter comes out clean. Sprinkle the baked muffins with chopped chocolate, and serve warm.

For the full recipe, head over to Half Baked Harvest.

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