Double almond breakfast muffins Recipe
Double almond breakfast muffins
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Recipe developed for Almond Board of California by nationally recognized nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D.

“These scrumptious muffins taste great and are filled with essential nutrients to help jump start your day, she says. Whip up a batch to get your morning going and triple the almond ante by spreading almond butter on a freshly baked muffin”.

For 15 muffins

- ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
- 60 ml / ¼ cup low fat or skim milk
- 310 ml / 1¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 125 ml / ½ cup almond flour
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 60 ml / 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 60 ml / ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 large whole egg
- 80 ml / 1/3 cup water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 250 ml / 1 cup mashed banana (abt. 3 medium)
- Cooking spray

- 60 ml / ¼ cup sliced almonds (for topping)
- 125 ml / ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine lemon juice and milk and set aside (Note: buttermilk may be used in place of lemon juice and milk mixture).
  3. Measure flours into a medium bowl; add baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
  4. Add sugar, egg whites, oil and whole egg to the milk mixture; beat at high speed until well blended.
  5. Add water, vanilla and banana and mix at low speed until combined.
  6. On low speed, slowly add flour mixture to banana mixture until just combined.
  7. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray and spoon batter into cups ¾ full. Sprinkle sliced almonds (and chocolate chips, if desired) over each muffin.
  8. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for about 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool muffins in pan for 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Nutritional values per muffin

Calories: 175 kcals
Total Fat: 8.3 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.8 g
Protein: 3.5 g
Carbohydrates: 23.8 g
Fibre 2.1 g
Total Fat: 8.3 g
Cholesterol: 14.2 mg
Sodium: 380.3 mg
Calcium: 50.7 mg
Magnesium: 25.4 mg
Potassium: 154.8 mg
Vitamin E: 1.8 mg

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