Skinny Strawberry Muffins

Whenever I go on a “let’s eat healthy” kick, all I can think about is eating junk food.

Skinny Strawberry Muffins on www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com - don't feel guilty about eating sweet muffins for breakfast anymore!  At just under 100 calories a piece, these make for a guilt-free breakfast!  #recipes #muffins

Cookies, cupcakes, candy, you name it. If it contains white flour and sugar, I pretty much want it in my mouth.

The problem with blogging lots of sweet treats is that I end up eating lots of sweet treats…and my jeans are starting to rebel. While I’m not one to diet, I am trying to focus on making healthier choices.

One of my biggest weaknesses is baking sweet breads for our weekend meals.  So today I decided to give these strawberry muffins from Dashing Dish a try.  Do you guys ever read Katie’s blog?  Holy moly, it’s totally amazing, and she makes eating healthy look like something I can totally handle.

I handled these strawberry muffins quite well, if I do say so myself.

:-)

Skinny Strawberry Muffins on www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com - don't feel guilty about eating sweet muffins for breakfast anymore!  At just under 100 calories a piece, these make for a guilt-free breakfast!  #recipes #muffins

These muffins use oats instead of white flour, stevia instead of sugar, and strawberry Chobani Greek yogurt in place of the oil. They are stuffed with fresh strawberries, and come in at just under 100 calories.

Take that, my too-tight jeans!  I’ve got your number.

Skinny Strawberry Muffins

12 muffins

Skinny Strawberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup strawberry Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup baking stevia (you can also use sugar; start with 1/2 cup and add a litte extra, depending on your taste)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries, diced, and divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 muffin tins with foil liners, or spray REALLY WELL with cooking spray--the oats tend to stick! I used a silicone muffin pan and it worked great.
  2. Place all of your ingredients (except the strawberries) in a blender or food processor, and blend until oats are smooth. My blender is not super-powerful, so I had to stop and stir quite a few times until my mixture was smooth.
  3. Pour batter into a medium sized bowl, and fold in your strawberries. Divide remaining 1/2 cup diced strawberries over the top of each muffin.
  4. Divide batter into each muffin liner. Bake for 25 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

from the totally awesome Dashing Dish

http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/skinny-strawberry-muffins/

XO, Ashley

Don't stop here! Check out this other yummy stuff...








Comments

  1. I totally need to make more skinny muffins. I love a sweet treat for breakfast and my pants are way too tight. :)
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Peanut Butter Cookie PieMy Profile

  2. Oh, these sound great! Love how they are made healthier without losing flavor!
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction recently posted..Brown Butter White Chocolate M&M CookiesMy Profile

    • These really turned out really good–I was surprised, since I don’t often bake without white flour. We’ll definitely make these again!

  3. These are my kind of muffins! I love and appreciate all the good ingredients you put in them. Gorgeous photos!

  4. Strawberry? Muffin? Skinny? I am in love! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s #13My Profile

  5. These muffins sound wonderful, I will be trying these soon. I’ve made your Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops many times, they are yummy. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks Ashley!

    • I hope you like these, Marica! I just made the muffin tops on Sunday and froze them to have on hand as a sweet treat – definitely one of my faves.

  6. I have actually been thinking about making a “skinny” strawberry muffin because my pants are getting a bit tight! Ugh the horror of not being things stuffed with butter and sugar! LOL These look tasty and healthy! Score!

    • It’s my mission to make all my foods “skinny” without losing taste. These muffins were a definite winner!

  7. Triple Win on these. They are beautiful, healthy and skinny! Your pics are amazing. i can see these in my future.

  8. The other day I was just commenting on how my jeans were getting a little too tight for my likening but I didn’t want to give up carbs. Now I am glad I don’t have to. These muffins look as good as any full fat version.
    Nicole @ Youngbrokeandhungry recently posted..Cheap Eats: My Sweet Little CakesMy Profile

  9. They’re beautiful! I have a strawberry recipe coming this week but I wish I could just reach thru the screen and eat your muffins! Your photography is just stunning, Ashley!

    • Seriously, Averie, that is pretty much the best compliment ever! I’m in serious envy/awe of your photography, so that means a lot to me. Can’t wait to see your strawberry recipe!

  10. These muffins look delicious and beautiful:) What a wonderful blog you have! Have a great week, Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
    Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines recently posted..Stuffed Cabbage RollsMy Profile

  11. I made your Skinny muffins tonight and they are perfectly delicious! I have a question..since they’re made with yogurt and eggs, do they need to be refrigerated if not immediately eaten?

    • Hi Trena. I think they would be okay left out for the day, but otherwise I would refrigerate them. I did when I made mine, then just popped ‘em in the microwave for a few seconds for a quick breakfast on the go. =)

  12. Gorgeous muffins Ashley! Just pinned and shared on Facebook. Thanks so much for linking up at Mom On Timeout!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..Raspberry Coconut Magic BarsMy Profile

  13. Mmmm these look delicious!! Great photos too! One question- do you think I could make them with frozen berries? I’m worried about there being too much moisture this way, but I’ve got to plan ahead for some visitors and I know fresh berries won’t keep long enough until I plan to make these. Trust me, if I could use fresh strawberries I would!! Can’t wait to try these.

  14. How did I miss these gorgeous looking muffins? They are so pretty and I love that they are skinny!!! I can see eating the whole batch in my future!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Chocolate Reese’s Pudding Cookies – #snackmadnessMy Profile

  15. Loking forward to making these! I bought too many atrawberries for a salad I plan to make. LOVE that it’s healthier than regular muffin ingredients. I have some Maine blueberries in my freezer. Thinking about making blueberry muffins with this recipe and using blueberry Greek yogurt. Hopefully using frozen berries won’t ruin the recipe.

  16. Made them with fresh strawberries and a batch with frozen maine blueberries. Used Greek strawberry yogurt and Greek blueberry for the other. They were fantastic!!! FYI – so much easier to use the blender for only the dry ingredients. Then add the yogurt and eggs. The last step fold in the fruit. Plan to make these often. Going to try with peaches, bananas, the friut choices are endless!

  17. I love this recipe and have made it once before. I just made it again, except I adapted it so I could use fresh blueberries instead. I used plain yogurt, honey and blueberries. I added two blue berries to the top of each muffin top as well. I hope they turn out as good as the strawberry version we see here.

  18. Stephanie says:

    Can you use quick oats?

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Skinny Strawberry Muffins [...]

  2. [...] used in muffins and cakes and [...]

  3. […] Skinny Strawberry Muffins (top right).  Oh my word.  These are just all kinds of amazing.  NOW, I have to make one note about these.  If you do not have a food processor and plan to use your blender, plan on spending some time on this.  It’s difficult to do with a blender.  But after tasting them, I am going to go ahead and stay they are still worth the effort.  In addition, I would recommend not using paper because it’s really hard to get off.  Use the muffin pan and grease it A LOT. […]

  4. […] on the weekends i get fancy and bake something. i like that these skinny strawberry muffins from kitchen meets girl are light on the guilt. and, lastly, my mind is blown by these carmelized pineapple quesadillas […]

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge