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Healthy Banana Waffles Recipe

By Jennifer von Ebers | June 20, 2013

waffles, no oil, healthy, breakfast

waffles recipe, healthy waffles

I had bananas that were going bad and I had to do something with them or throw them out.  I haven’t made waffles in a while, so that was what I decided to make.  I’ve made many versions over the years, and when I stared into my pantry, I didn’t want to use regular all purpose flour and I had a huge container of oats, so I decided to use a blender to make oat flour. All you do is take a few cups of oats, and blend them for a minute or so until it resembles flour.  Measure out the 1 cup needed for this recipe and save the rest in a Ziploc bag or jar for another use.  I also saw a jar of wheat germ in my pantry and decided to throw some of that in a blender to get a smoother consistency. Just as with the oats, measure out what you need for this recipe and save the rest for later.

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

By Jennifer von Ebers | June 11, 2013

chocolate, zucchini, lighter, healthier

I love bakery muffins, but when you buy them at the bakery they are filled with tons of sugar and butter and TONS of calories. I used to get them all the time on my way to work. The muffin I would get would be GIANT and would leave a grease stain on my napkin! Once I started to change my eating habits, I made it my goal to make muffins at home that were delicious as well as satisfy my love of bakery muffins. My favorite lower calorie muffin I make is a jumbo chocolate zucchini chocolate chip muffin – I’m not joking, you can have one of these every day and still keep on your healthy eating plan.

I’ve purchased one item that has helped me re-create the bakery muffin – I bought a jumbo muffin pan.

I don’t want tiny muffins – and the size of these muffins don’t disappoint. This recipe makes 11 jumbo muffins. You can freeze these for up to 2 months, just defrost on the counter, or heat up in the microwave.

Things I did to lower the calories/make them healthier:

• Didn’t use much oil
• Added yogurt
• Added flax seed
• Added banana and zucchini which helps make these very moist.
• I didn’t put a ton of chocolate chips in ¼ cup still makes it great without adding a whole bag saving lots of calories!

For more Healthy Recipes:

Homemade Popsicles

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Banana Ice Pops

Tomatillo Onion and Black Bean Salad

Asparagus Mimosa

Ramps with Whole Wheat Pasta

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