I’ve always had a thing for banana nut muffins, but not until I cut out all highly processed food did I realize that the standard muffin is kind of like a cupcake minus the icing. If you look up muffin recipes online they typically call for white (refined) all-purpose flour and sugar – lots of it. Some recipes call for as much as a cup (or even more) of sugar in a batch of 12 muffins. Some cupcake recipes I found also call for that same amount!
So leaving off the icing and calling it something different means we can eat cupcakes for breakfast? Whose grand idea was that!? Well, thankfully if you use whole-grain flour and a smaller amount of (a more natural) sweetener – muffins can actually be the breakfast food we were all hoping for. Enjoy!