10 Guilt-Free Muffin Recipes for Fall
Pumpkin pie spice and Golden Delicious apples make this recipe truly fall. And you'll remember every scrumptious bite: Apples have been linked to an increase in acetylcholine production, which communicates with nerve cells—this helps your memory and lowers your chances at developing Alzheimer's!
honey apple spice muffins
This sweet and spicy option is like a baked version of apple cider. Sound amazing? We think so. Cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg are a few of the fall spices that fill it with flavor. And who knew that nutmeg packs major health benefits? It's high in fiber and manganese, which is a catalyst for breaking down fats and cholesterol.
Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins
Are you also obsessed with everything pumpkin when the leaves start to turn? Fantastic: Pumpkin is low in calories and full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a great weight loss food! It's also an excellent source of the important antioxidant beta-carotene, which is good for your vision. So feast your eyes on these delicious, health-enriched muffins.
Orange Cranberry Muffin
Psst...your taste buds and heart will thank you after you enjoy one of these. Cranberries may help reduce your overall risk of heart disease by as much as 40 percent! Try this one the next time you have a craving—this decadent, citrus-y muffin is the perfect sweet-tooth tamer.
Raisin Bran Muffins
Applesauce Pecan Muffins
Pecans are nature's medicine, so don't be fearful of the higher calorie count (279 calories per serving) in these—the healthful nuts are mostly to blame. The applesauce makes this recipe gooey while the nuts will fill you up and pack in at least 19 vitamins and minerals.
Sweet Potato Muffins
Sweet potatoes are one of our most fit readers' favorite foods. And for good reason! They contain potassium, which helps keep blood pressure under wraps, as well as fiber and resistant starch, which is a fiber that burns fat. You'll be shocked at how delicious a vegetable can taste in a muffin!
Spiced Carrot Bran Muffin
Carrots are low in calories, so it's no surprise that this muffin takes the cake for lowest calorie count per serving! But the veggie will also make you feel satisfied longer: One medium-sized carrot packs nearly 2 grams of belly-filling fiber. Might as well grab a healthy hot fall drink to pair with this one—your calorie tally can afford it!
Onion Walnut Muffins
Don't pass up these muffins until you try them! The simple recipe combines sweet and savory flavors for a comforting midday snack. Plus onions are super low in calories, reduce inflammation, and your risk of some cancers! Have these with cinnamon tea and soak up the aromas of fall.
Ginger Date Muffins
This tangy, chewy treat is a perfect way to mix up your muffin selection. The notoriously stomach-soothing ginger flavor is not only delicious, but could also fight cancer. A study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research reveals that the root is an anti-inflammatory and could help to prevent tumors and cancer in the colon.