Strawberries and oranges are nutritious fruits with bright colors that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. Making strawberry and orange based muffins will enhance nutritional values and add more taste and flavor.
Healthy Orange Muffins
- 1 whole Egg
- 2 Egg whites
- 3/4 cup Whole-wheat flour
- 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Canola oil
- 2 tbsp Almonds, chopped
- 2 tbsp Baking powder
- 1 cup Nonfat milk
- 1 tbsp Flax seed
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups Strawberries, chopped
- 1 tbsp Orange skin, grated
Mix sugar, baking powder, flax seed and flour in a bowl.
Beat the egg with the milk, orange juice, sugar and oil then add them to the above powdered mixture and mix well.
Add the chopped strawberries and mix gently.
Spoon the above mixture in 12 waxed muffin cups or grease muffin cups with cooking oil spray.
Bake them at 400 °F for 20 minutes until done or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow cooling down.
Serve with fresh fruit salad and nonfat yogurt or milk to enrich it with fiber, vitamins, and minerals and make it more balanced and nutritious.
Strawberry-Orange Muffins are appropriate for people with heart disease. Though it is advisable to replace the whole eggs with egg whites, as egg yolk is rich in cholesterol. It is also appropriate for children, pregnant and lactating women and seniors.
Diabetic people can eat it, considering that a 30-gram muffin = 1 serving carbohydrate. It is not recommended to be served for babies below one year of age or for people with a milk, egg or Gluten allergies.
Non-caloric sweetener can be used instead of sugar to reduce the calorie and carbohydrate contents.
Recipe Source: JHAH
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