Recipe: Pumpkin chocolate-chip muffins (low sugar, low fat, vegan option)

Recipe: Pumpkin chocolate-chip muffins (low sugar, low fat, vegan option)

My two favorite desserts are “anything with chocolate” and “anything with pumpkin.” This recipe includes both – although with its relatively low sugar content, you don’t have to save it for dessert. This muffin does not have the cake-level of sweetness that you’ll usually fine in prepackaged muffins or the ones they sell at coffee shops. I use just enough sweetener … Read more

Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins (aka Chocolate Filbert Muffins – Low Sugar, High Protein)

This recipe is a marriage of two indulgences: my double chocolate muffins and Nutella. They are full of hazelnuts (or filberts, if you prefer) and chocolate in multiple forms. Hazelnut/filbert flour is available in some specialty stores, but you can also make it at home in a blender or coffee grinder. To get what you need for this recipe, pulse a … Read more

Recipe: Double Chocolate Muffins

If I’m going to have a chocolate muffin, I want it to taste like good dark chocolate. So I don’t skimp on the cocoa powder when I’m making these, and I don’t go overboard on the sugar. You may be tempted to eat these straight out of the oven, but they taste better after cooling. Enjoy! Supplies measuring cups and … Read more

Recipe: Sweet potato corn muffins

I was researching recipes for people with egg allergies at an old job when I found one for sweet potato cornbread. It sounded good, so I printed it out and tried it at home. I loved it except for the fact that I could taste the baking powder, which was used in large quantities to make up for the lack of eggs. Since I’m … Read more

Recipe: Citrusy whole grain muffins

This was inspired by a quinoa muffin recipe in Better Homes and Gardens. The main change is that I swapped out quinoa for millet, which is less expensive and doesn’t have the ethical issues associated with quinoa importation. Millet grains are about the same size as quinoa and have a delicious nutty flavor reminiscent of corn. This recipe is also completely whole-grain … Read more