There's this misconception that eating a healthy diet and having dessert don't go well together. But what if dessert actually consisted of healthy ingredients only? This might not sound very enticing or like a real treat to you now, but let me explain.
The baked goods you can normally buy at the store are always filled with nasty ingredients such as hydrogenated oil and high in fat. The American Heart Association recommends limiting daily saturated fat to less than
These items are also most always made with white refined flour and white sugar. Both rid your body of vitamins and minerals, give you crazy blood sugar spikes, and will increase your cravings for more unhealthy foods.
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So what can you do when you are motivated to eat a healthy diet but don’t want to miss out on your occasional treat? Just make your own and choose high-quality ingredients. Bonus tip: it’s going to be a lot cheaper as well!
If you don’t already have all the ingredients on hand, almost every grocery store will have them. We never have to go out any buy anything when baking goods like these muffins because we always put these foods into our breakfast bowls anyways!
The only equipment you need is a blender, grinder or food processor which you use to make your own flour out of rolled oats. If you don’t happen to have one, substitute for regular whole grain flour and sprinkle some rolled oats in for extra crunchiness. Just make sure to mix the dry ingredients separately from the wet ingredients before putting them all together!
In order to not just make a hot blueberry mess, carefully mix them into the dough right at the end. They add some lovely texture and boost the antioxidant level of your muffins along with the dates!
You don’t even need any eggs or egg replacers – they turn out very fluffy because of the applesauce. Be sure to let them cool for a few minutes before taking the first bite. I know, they smell delicious, and you might not have had such a treat in a while… but not having your tongue burnt when taking the first bite really adds to the experience. Now, let’s get into the recipe!
What is your favorite healthy plant-based treat? Which recipe should we try to make wholesome next? And how did your muffins turn out? Let us know below.
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