Jalapeño Corn Muffins

This is a perfect side dish to accompany chili !Ingredients...more

Chai Spice Muffins

EmPowered NutritionMuffins are a versatile breakfast or snack item that are sure to be a crowd pleaser every time!  These chai spice muffins are perfect for the holiday season with notes of nutmeg & cinnamon.  It's like your favorite cup of chai tea rolled into a warm, delicious muffin.   Hopefully you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday & are getting back to your daily routines. I know the beginning of my week was off to a slow start. Sometimes you just need some time to recover from a holiday weekend & ease into the week.  Many of you know I love to bake, it's truly my greatest stress reliever. I hate to say it, but all that baking (I'm easily stressed!) isn't always the best for our health. I'm all about treating yourself, letting yourself have what you're craving, & making room for all foods in your diet, but sometimes we should try to lighten up our favorite recipes to make them just a tad bit better for us & still keep all the yummy flavor!     Image via Wix  Since we are officially into the heart of the holiday season (which in my book, holiday season = baking season), I've been in my kitchen working on a muffin recipe that you're sure to love! Muffins are one of the easiest baked goods to make a little healthier because you can throw almost anything in the batter & they'll still taste delicious.    Here are some of my favorite ways to lighten up my muffin recipes: Use Greek yogurt as a fat replacer. So instead of adding a ton of butter or oil to your recipe, swap some of it out for full fat Greek yogurt (yes! full fat...don't be afraid!). This takes a little work in getting the right ratio, but you'll end up with a muffin that's lower in fat & has a some extra protein! #win Applesauce is a great way to cut back on the refined sugars in muffins. Just make sure to choose unsweetened versions, or make your own! Applesauce also works as a great oil replacer in your baked goods. This swap can usually be made on a 1:1 ratio (1 cup applesauce = 1 cup sugar, etc.). Add rolled oats to add extra fiber, texture, & cut back on some of the flour.  You can also easily use whole wheat flour in muffins, since these are typically a more dense baked good & don't require the delicate texture a cake or cookie might have. Maple syrup is another great way to cut back on the sugar in your recipe. You can use less syrup than straight sugar, yet still get the same amount of sweetness. Don't forget about spices & vanilla extract, these are great ways to add sweetness & flavor without going overboard in the sugar department.    So after all this talk of making delicious muffins, let's get to the recipe! ...more

Pumpkin Muffins

Every year we are waiting for the Fall holiday season to bake our favorite desserts. There is no surprise that the main star of this season is pumpkin and everything that we can make with it: pumpkin pie, pumpkin latte, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cheesecakes, you name it. Today, I am going to make very classic pumpkin muffins that are perfect to celebrate this festivity on Sunday morning....more

Foodstirs Blueberry Pancake Muffins

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

I was planning on posting this recipe down the road, but I just couldn't wait! I made these muffins yesterday so my husband could take them to his Monday meeting and everyone raved about them. These cranberry orange muffins are so good they'll make you do a double take....more

Apple Fig & Oatmeal Muffins

Apple Fig & Oatmeal MuffinsPacked with fruit and flavour, these Apple Fig & Oatmeal Muffins with their delicate streusel topping pairs perfectly with your latte or tea....more

Easy Chicken Muffins

These easy to make freezer friendly muffins are excellent for kids and adults lunch boxes. These are soft, moist, spicy and super delicious savoury muffins which is great for grab and go breakfast. Just as much as I love sweet muffins; I love savoury muffins. I always like to start the breakfast with something savoury and of course a little spicy and end my breakfast with something sweet....more

Oatmeal Crumble Muffins

Chocolate Ganache Muffins

It was time for a treat, the first week back after Christmas. These muffins are for serious chocolate lovers and lead to huge smiles from the kids....more

Cranberry and Pistachio Vanilla Muffins

 We loved these Christmassy muffins made with vanilla, cranberries and pistachios! They were so simple to make but tasted delicious!  ...more