They can be a sweet treat or a savory meal, anyway you bake them, muffins are amazing! Pre-heat the oven, ’cause these are our top muffin recipes!
Great for breakfast or a mid-day treat, these muffins are filled with rolled oats; a complex carbohydrate that will keep you full and energized long after eating. Combined with cinnamon, blueberries and honey, their sweetness is all-natural, making these a good-for-you treat that tastes great too! Warm them in the microwave for 20 seconds and top with a bit of butter and you’ll be in fluffy-muffin-foodie heaven.
For anyone going easy on their carb intake, muffins are still on the menu when you swap the flour and sugar for savory meat, veggies and eggs! This recipe combines protein-packed ham and eggs with lean and green spinach and hearty, vitamin C-rich cauliflower. This isn’t the only way to get your egg muffin-on either, swap these meats and veggies for your favorites and prepare a batch in the beginning of the week for a filling breakfast, lunch or dinner that only takes 45 seconds in the microwave to heat & eat! A couple of our favorite egg muffin combos are broccoli & cheese, sun-dried tomato & mozzarella and mushroom and goat cheese! YUM!
Chocolate and zucchini might seem like a culinary crime, but not after you taste these bad-boys. Zucchini does an amazing job at taking on the flavors that surround it, in this case cocoa powder, oats, cinnamon, Greek yogurt, honey and chocolate chips, so you will barely notice it. All you’ll have to do is shred your zucchini before combining it all in a blender until smooth, then distribute in your muffin pan and bake at 375º F for 20-25 minutes or a toothpick comes out clean. Great for anytime of day you might need a pick-me-up, these are a must-try with our #BestInFresh Zucchini!
Ready to enjoy your childhood favorite in a way you haven’t before? We know we’re game! Gluten-free and made with naturally sweet ingredients, this recipe utilizes applesauce, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, oat flour and your favorite jam with eggs to make a moist, filling and low-in-sugar treat perfect for breakfast or lunch. Intrigued by the applesauce? While it might add a subtle apple flavor, it is actually an excellent low calorite substitute for butter or oil! 💡 #themoreyouknow right?!
Apple season is in full-swing, so grab a bag of our #local New York Apples (On Sale Now!) and get to work on these delightfully delicious muffins! Filled with oats, bran and cinnamon, they are surprisingly filling while also remaining sweet and satisfying with the help of apple, vanilla, and brown sugar. Made with yogurt, another lower-calorie replacement for butter or oil, all you have to do is pair these with a pumpkin coffee and there’s no better way to let the #FallVibes flow!
Getting into the more indulgent part of our list, enjoy everything you love about a glazed donut in muffin form with this sweet treat, glaze and all! Their simplicity only adds to their excellence, requiring a stand or hand mixer to incorporate the ingredients so they result in a moist but fluffy muffin. With a combination of brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla in the muffin, and sweet glaze on top, be sure to enjoy these while they’re warm for the full “YUM” effect!
We couldn’t possibly release a list in October without featuring at least one pumpkin recipe! Complete with our favorite combo – sweet cream cheese and pumpkin – this recipe is the pumpkin bread and cheesecake collaboration we didn’t know we needed. Cutting no corners on incorporating all of our favorite pumpkin pie spices, you can either make your own cream cheese frosting or use your favorite ready-to-rock brand for the filling. Simply pour a small amount of your muffin batter into your muffin tin, add a dollop of the cream cheese filling, and top off with the batter for pure sweet cream-filled goodness!
Making chocolate and banana look like child’s-play, this recipe takes snacktime up a notch by combining ripe bananas with a swirl of Nutella. Letting the awesome flavors of banana and nutella shine, this recipe adds only what is necessary for it to bake into moist, fluffy muffin magic. It also uses whole wheat flour, a heartier alternative guaranteed to help these hit the spot!
Giving the pumpkin muffins from above a run for their money, this carrot cake muffin recipe also teams up with cream cheese frosting to bring you a sweet and hearty muffin. The natural sweetness of carrots is enhanced to perfection with maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, raisins and pecans for guaranteed deliciousness in every bite. With the help of whole wheat pastry flour, eggs, buttermilk, Greek yogurt and coconut oil, go ahead and start your day with this fall-licious treat, it’s sure to keep you full and power you through any busy day!
Ending this list with tangy, lemony sweetness, you can have these light and bright muffins ready in under an hour. Filled with lemon extract, juice and zest, they are certain to perk you up and brighten your day. Made with light brown sugar, Greek yogurt and a bit of vanilla, the home run of these muffins is the crumb topping, which makes the lemon glaze drizzle a perfect game. 1000% perfect for a breakfast, brunch or lunch treat, we wouldn’t even mind them for dessert!
Are you hungry yet? We know we are! Take pictures of your muffin amazingness and tag us on social media with #BestMarket, we would love to see!
October 13, 2020