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Good For You Muffins

 
One serving costs about $0.45

$0.45 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:26%

Spoonacular Score: 26%

 

Need a vegetarian side dish? Good For You Muffins could be a spectacular recipe to try. This recipe makes 12 servings with 196 calories, 5g of protein, and 9g of fat each. For 45 cents per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. Head to the store and pick up sugar, egg, carrots, and a few other things to make it today. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 28%. This score is rather bad. Try Good-for-You Morning Muffins, Good Morning Muffins, and Good Morning Muffins for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 cup
0.25 cup applesauce
applesauce
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps baking soda
baking soda
2
2  bananas
bananas
0.5 cup
0.5 cup carrots
carrots
0.5 cup
0.5 cup cereal
cereal
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cinnamon
cinnamon
0.5 cup
0.5 cup dried cranberries
dried cranberries
1
1  egg
egg
1 cup
1 cup flour
flour
1
1  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
8 oz
8 oz neufchatel cheese
neufchatel cheese
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps sugar
sugar
some
some unsalted butter
unsalted butter
0.75 cup
0.75 cup whole-wheat flour
whole-wheat flour
0.25 cup applesauce
0.25 cup
applesauce
1.5 tsps baking soda
1.5 tsps
baking soda
2  bananas
2
bananas
0.5 cup carrots
0.5 cup
carrots
0.5 cup cereal
0.5 cup
cereal
0.5 tsps cinnamon
0.5 tsps
cinnamon
0.5 cup dried cranberries
0.5 cup
dried cranberries
1  egg
1
egg
1 cup flour
1 cup
flour
1  lemon (juice)
1
lemon (juice)
8 oz neufchatel cheese
8 oz
neufchatel cheese
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
0.5 tsps sugar
0.5 tsps
sugar
some unsalted butter
some
unsalted butter
0.75 cup whole-wheat flour
0.75 cup
whole-wheat flour

Equipment

muffin tray
muffin tray
toothpicks
toothpicks
wire rack
wire rack
oven
oven
blender
blender
bowl
bowl
muffin tray
muffin tray
toothpicks
toothpicks
wire rack
wire rack
oven
oven
blender
blender
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Using a handheld or standing mixer, beat neufchatel cheese, sugar, and butter on medium speed until well blended. Add banana, egg, applesauce, lemon zest and juice, and carrots. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients (except cranberries) together until combined. Add combined dry ingredients gradually to the wet ingredients and mix until moistened. Leave about 1 tbsp of the dry ingredients in the bowl to coat the cranberries. After coating the cranberries with the flour mixture, add to the batter, and fold in with a spoon until evenly distributed. Pour batter into greased and floured, or paper cup-lined muffin tray.
  3. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from muffin tray. Cool completely on wire rack. Serve and enjoy! Make 12 "puffy" muffins, or up to 18 normal-sized muffins.
  4. Note: I had a "Momnesia" moment and thought that I had some oranges on hand, which would have tasted delicious with the cranberries and carrot! However, when I went to grab one, I noticed that the only citrus I had was lemons... Oops! So, I used lemon and it turned out fine. If you decide to use orange, you could use half or all of the zest of one orange, and about 2-3 tbsp of the juice. :)

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.45
Ingredient
¼ cups applesauce
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
2 bananas
½ cups carrots
½ cups cereal
½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ cups dried cranberries
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 lemon (juice)
8 ounces neufchatel cheese
some unsalted butter
¾ cups whole-wheat flour
Price
$0.19
$0.01
$0.31
$0.11
$0.19
$0.04
$0.87
$0.24
$0.17
$0.20
$2.35
$0.51
$0.16
$5.35

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

Cooking Tips

  • If your recipe calls for ripe bananas and you only have green ones, stick the green bananas in a closed paper bag to speed up the ripening process. You can even put an apple in the bag with them since apples produce a lot of the gas that encourages ripening (called ethylene). This process takes some time, of course, so if you need ripe bananas immediately you might give the oven method a try.

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • get more cooking tips
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Nutritional Information

Quickview
196k Calories
4g Protein
9g Total Fat
25g Carbs
3% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
196k
10%

Fat
9g
14%

  Saturated Fat
5g
32%

Carbohydrates
25g
9%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
38mg
13%

Sodium
268mg
12%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
4g
9%

Manganese
0.53mg
26%

Vitamin A
1251IU
25%

Selenium
10µg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Fiber
2g
10%

Folate
38µg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.16mg
9%

Phosphorus
88mg
9%

Vitamin B6
0.16mg
8%

Iron
1mg
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Magnesium
25mg
6%

Potassium
179mg
5%

Copper
0.09mg
4%

Zinc
0.61mg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.37mg
4%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Calcium
34mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.18µg
3%

Vitamin E
0.43mg
3%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

Vitamin D
0.2µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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