How to Make Healthy Muffins with Canola Oil and Mix-Ins

Healthy Muffins on Plate

Introduction

If you’re searching for an easy basic muffin recipe that is also healthy as well as delicious, then search no more. What I want to share with you is the best healthy muffin recipe for moist, tender muffins with subtle sweetness, canola oil and no salt that also are fast to whip up to serve for breakfast.

Benefits of Canola Oil

You’re probably wondering why I prefer using canola oil instead of other vegetable oils. The reason is that canola oil is the best choice for the amount of healthy good monosaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids with the least saturated fat compared to other vegetable oils. Furthermore, this particular oil has a neutral and lighter flavor that won’t compromise the taste. In addition, it also delivers maximum moistness and tenderness to baking among those oils.

Mix-Ins

Something else that I love about these muffins is how versatile this recipe is for what you can mix in. In fact, you can also give it extra protein and cholesterol fighting ability by substituting one cup of flour with one cup of quick oats. These are just a few suggestions of what you may want to add that can help inspire you to create scrumptious new treats.

Sweet Version

  • chopped apples
  • blueberries
  • cinnamon
  • chopped nuts
  • vanilla
  • orange zest
  • lemon zest
  • quick oats

Savory Version

However, you also have the freedom to change the flavor of these muffins with oil into a savory version by reducing the amount of sugar in half and incorporating some herbs and cheese. Here are a few ideas you may want to experiment with.

  • finely chopped jalapeno peppers
  • cheddar cheese
  • chili powder
  • black pepper
  • chives
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • rosemary
  • Parmesan cheese

Moist and Fluffy Healthy Muffins with Canola Oil Recipe

1-3/4 cups of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder, leveled
1 large egg
3/4 cup of milk + 2 tablespoons
1/3 cup of canola oil

Sift together: the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large mixing bowl.

Poke a hole in the center of the sifted ingredients and add the egg, milk and oil next. Stir quickly with a fork until the mixture is just moistened.

Pour into well-greased or lined muffin tins. This will make 12 muffins or 24 miniature muffins.

Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 18-20 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated and the size of the muffins you plan to bake.

Test with a toothpick, cake tester or slender knife to see if anything sticks for determining doneness.

ENJOY!

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to make your healthy muffins even better:

  • Do not overmix the batter, as this can make the muffins tough as well as dense. Just stir until the ingredients are moistened and no dry flour remains.
  • Use fresh baking powder, as old baking powder can lose its leavening power and affect the rise and texture of the muffins.
  • Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full, as this will allow enough space for the muffins to expand and create a nice dome shape.
  • Let the muffins cool slightly in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This will prevent the muffins from sticking to the pan and breaking apart.
  • Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days, or freeze them for up to three months. You can also reheat the muffins in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or warm them in a 300-degree oven for 10 minutes.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this post on how to make healthy muffins with canola oil and mix-ins. These muffins are perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert, and you can customize them with your favorite ingredients. They are also easy to make and store, so you can always have a batch ready for whenever you crave a delicious treat.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please leave them below. I would love to hear from you and see how your muffins turned out. And don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family, and subscribe to my blog for more amazing recipes. Thank you for reading and happy baking!

Moist and Fluffy Healthy Muffins with Canola Oil
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Learn how to make healthy muffins with canola oil and mix-ins in this easy and delicious recipe.
Course: bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canola oil muffins, easy muffin recipe, healthy muffins, muffin mix-ins, savory muffins, sweet muffins
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder leveled
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup of milk + 2 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
Instructions
  1. Sift together: the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Poke a hole in the center of the sifted ingredients and add the egg, milk and oil next. Stir quickly with a fork until the mixture is just moistened.
  3. Pour into well-greased or lined muffin tins. This will make 12 muffins or 24 miniature muffins.
  4. Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 18-20 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated and the size of the muffins you plan to bake.
  5. Test with a toothpick, cake tester or slender knife to see if anything sticks for determining doneness.
  6. ENJOY!

You also may want to check out my yummy, healthy protein muffins with walnuts, raisin spice muffins, cinnamon muffins, corn muffins, and my awesome cinnamon coffee cake muffin recipes. There are more you can find through my search box.

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