I have found the greatest healthy food blog ever! Thanks to Caitlin over at Chocolate Moments. It’s called Dashing Dish. She has all sorts of recipes that are foods you crave with a healthy spin on them. I have already tried some of her smoothies/milkshakes, and they are great! test out Her smoothies use cottage cheese in place of yogurt which saves you on the sugar and adds in some extra protein to keep you feeling fuller longer.
Since, I have been on this Valentine’s kick, tonight, I decided I had to try out her recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Muffins.I think these little babies would make the best Valentine’s Breakfast!
Here’s what you will need:
I did have to use some plain yogurt because I didn’t have enough of the Greek yogurt. I don’t think it affected it too much, so just use whichever you like best. Also, you do need to use aluminum liners instead of the paper ones or else you will have a sticky mess.
First up, mix together everything except strawberries in a food processor or blender until the oats look smooth. I started off using my mixer then realized this wouldn’t work because it wouldn’t break up the oats. So, I transferred everything into my blender. This helped out some, but really it’s not a huge deal if the oats aren’t smooth.
Okay, don’t stress like I did at this point. It will turn out just fine even if it looks a little on the gross side. I was about to chuck it all, but I licked the spoon and it tasted amazing, so that was encouraging.
Last, you need to stir in the sliced strawberries. Save some of the strawberries to place on top of the muffins before you put them in the oven.
Don’t these look amazing! Bake them for about 20 minutes at 400.
The best part about these little guys is they use oats instead of flour so no bad carbs, yogurt instead of butter/oil so no bad fat, and Stevia replaces all the sugar! They don’t taste like your average run of the mill funky health food where all the good stuff is left out and you know it. There is only 92 calories and 2 Weight Watchers points in them. Dashing Dish lists all the calories and Weight Watchers points to go with her recipes.
- 2 & 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 & 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp Stevia (or 3/4 cup of sugar)
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 400. In a blender or food processor combine all ingredients except strawberries. Mix until well combined. Then transfer to a mixing bowl and add in strawberries. Now, scoop mix into aluminum foil muffin liners. This should make about a dozen muffins.