February 9, 2012

Everyday Food Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins

My family loves to snack and I am the biggest snacker in the house. Instead of eating three large meals a day I eat 6 smaller meals, which are a balance of protein and a small amount of carbs. After battling low potassium and pneumonia for months I have been making sure to not skip my snacks; I really don't want to end up in the emergency room again with my heart rate too high. I would love to say that I love fruit, but honestly apples and berries are the only ones that I actually like. My boys on the other hand will eat more fruit than anyone I've ever met. They have already eaten two full bags of apples in less than a week. I have been experimenting with healthy snacking options for everyone in my family that include fruit and vegetables. The September issue of Everyday Food magazine had a recipe for Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins that claimed to be low in fat and have 5 grams of protein, which seemed perfect for my family's snacking.

This recipe has 12 ingredients. It takes approximately an hour of cooking and cooling time and makes 12 servings. I already had most of the ingredients including the ground flaxseed from previous recipes. I actually prepped this muffins the night before and refrigerated until I baked them in the morning. Make sure not to over mix the batter, just stir until combined or your muffins will be less fluffy. I found that I had more than enough batter for 12 muffins and made three additional muffins. I also found that I needed to turn the pan halfway through the baking time to encourage an even browning, however, that could be due to my disco era oven. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

My two boys loved this recipe. They ate more than half the muffins for snacks and dinner. I liked that the muffins only have 2 grams of fat, but 5 grams of protein, making them a great snacking option. Recently, I have been trying to bake more with flaxseeds, they are a great source of nutrition. This recipe was a great way to add more flaxseed into my family's diet. Overall, a very family friendly recipe that is healthy and full of flavor.

Here is the recipe link Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins.

23 comments:

  1. stopping by from the linky hop i love zucchini bread and banana bread this looks wonderful going to try this i like to drain canned fruit cocktail and add it to mine it's actually pretty good going to add the flaxseeds thanks for sharing

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    1. I have added fruit cocktail to bread before, it is yummy! The flaxseeds are very healthy and my kids ate these muffins up :) Followed you back on linky followers, have a great weekend!

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  2. Oh yummy! You should link this up for my Tasty Tuesday linkup! Stopping by from the Favorite Thing Friday hop over at Sippy Cup Chronicles. New follower. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks :) I will definitely link something up for your Tasty Tuesday, thanks for the heads up! Have a great weekend also!

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    1. Followed you back all the ways you followed me! Have a great weekend :)

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  4. mmmm. zucchini and banana.
    two of my favorites!

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  5. Hi.
    Stopping by from Friday Friend and Follow to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!
    POSH

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  6. Those look great! Another great recipe. I wish I had your energy to bake and cook :)
    Thanks for linking up with Favorite Thing Friday.

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    1. Thanks :) Some days I have more energy than others! Have a great weekend!

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  7. New linky follower! Can I get a follow back? Thanks!

    Tammy
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    1. Followed you back, have a great weekend!

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  8. Dont forget to enter my giveaway :)

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, I'll go enter now :)

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  9. If you post about it you will be entered 3 times :)

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  10. Happy Friday via the Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

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    1. Happy friday a little late :) Have a great weekend!

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  11. Hi there. You will have noticed that this week's subject for Food on Friday is bananas. How about linking this post in? Cheers

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