These gluten free muffins rival any glutenous muffin, and the best part is they’re 100% whole grain! Oats are a grain I think many people don’t include often enough. I personally love my oats in more than just muffins, but these tasty treats are an easy way to up your intake of this high fiber wonder! Oats have been shown to improve bowel function, lower cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels after eating, and the high fiber content will keep you feeling energized long after your meal.
To top it off, these muffins are packed with vegetable goodness you won’t even taste! Zucchini is an easy vegetable to grow and you see results fast. So consider growing this ingredient with your family – if they help grow it they’re more likely to cook and eat it. Adding zucchini to muffins boosts your fiber intake, and helps you reach your daily goal of at least 14 grams of fiber per 1000 calories. The average American only gets 10-15 grams of fiber per day, that’s only about half of your daily needs! Boosting fiber can help prevent colon cancer -and surprisingly I’ve known several young people with colon cancer. If you don’t like the idea of adding zucchini to your muffins try it in a casserole, grill it up plain, or add it to a stir-fry.
I recommend locking these muffins up after you’ve had one, because you won’t stop there. Once they cool, wrap individually and store in the freezer. Defrost one at a time. I taste tested these with a non-family member –typical man eater! He loved them. So I say they’re good to go! Try these whole wheat chocolate chip pumpkin muffins or heart healthy and tasty bran muffins next.
Directions: Makes 10 muffins
Nutrition Facts. Makes 10 servings. Serving size: 1 muffin.
Calories: 189 Fat: 4grams; Saturated Fat: 1gram; Carbohydrates: 25grams; Protein: 5grams ; Sodium: 208milligrams ; Fiber: 4grams
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