Sunday, September 15, 2013

Healthy Peach Crumble Muffins

Healthy Peach Crumble Muffins

I went to the local farmer's market and bought one of these delicious smelling muffins.  As I was eating it, I kept thinking about how many calories and fat grams it probably had.  I know kinda sad.  But I knew I could make it much healthier and still taste delicious!! And I did it!!

Crumble Topping
1/4 cup brown sugar or 1/8 cup splenda brown sugar blend (I used the splenda blend)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
4 TBSP butter, cold

Mix all the dry ingredients.  Add the butter and use a fork to mash the butter and make the crumble.  I will also use my hands at the end to help.  Set aside.

3 cups flour
2 scoops vanilla protein powder, or just add 1/2 cup more flour.  I like the added protein.
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar or 1/2 cup splenda brown sugar blend (I used the splenda again)
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
6 TBSP butter, at room temperature
1 TBSP vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk, I used almond milk
2 cups diced peaches in juice, I used canned because the fresh peaches usually are not as sweet w/o adding sugar

In a bowl mix the flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together.

I used my mixer with paddle attachment but a hand held mixer would also work.  In the bowl, add brown sugar, Greek yogurt, butter, and vanilla.  Cream together about 2 minutes.  Add 1 egg at a time to the mix.  Then alternate adding some flour and then some milk until it is all added and the batter is smooth.  Remove the mixing bowl and fold in the peaches.

I like to use the paper liners for all my muffins.  Fill each cup about 2/3 full and top with some of the crumble topping.  I was able to make 31 muffins with this recipe.  You could also make a peach crumble bread or use bigger muffins tins for the extra large muffins.

Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes for regular sized muffins.  Cool on a wire rack.

For 31 muffins, each muffins had 118 calories, 4.7 g fat, 14.5g carbs and 4g protein.  Much better than most store bought muffins!!