Tropical Mood Muffins Recipe

Looking for an easy Tropical Mood Muffins recipe? Learn how to make Tropical Mood Muffins using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by noethni

Makes 12 servings



These moist tropical healthy muffins will make you feel better--much better. They're stacked with nutrient-dense complex carbs, the best kinds to help your brain ramp up production of the "woo-hoo!" chemical. The omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts and flaxseed may offer additional protection against dark clouds. Omega-3's are nature's antidepressants, they combat moodiness and irritability and nourish the whole nervous system.

Recipe Ingredients for Tropical Mood Muffins

1 1/2 c whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c crushed pineapple, drained
1 c papaya, cubed
1/3 c yogurt, nonfat
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp canola oil
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c agave syrup
1/4 c walnuts
1/2 c dried cranberries

Recipe Directions for Tropical Mood Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

  3. In a food processor or blender, purée pineapple, papaya, and yogurt. Mix in egg, oil, sugar, and syrup.

  4. Combine pineapple and flour mixtures; fold in walnuts and cranberries.

  5. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack.

Categories

Breads, Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 65.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
151
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.5g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
68mg
3%
Potassium
161mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
25.5g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
6.3g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 6% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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