Feel the Joy Magazine Winter 2022 - Page 9

EASY , DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS

Muffins

UNLIKE MOST storebought muffins , these are brimming with nutrients .
Made with Greek yogurt and chia seeds , these muffins have both protein and fiber , making them a healthy snack or breakfast . They ’ re also chockful of oats , which are associated with lowering levels of C-reactive protein , a marker of inflammation found in the blood that ’ s often associated with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis .
Enjoy this healthy recipe from the Arthritis Society .
BANANA DATE PROTEIN MUFFINS
Prep time : 10 minutes Cook time : 18 to 20 minutes Serves : 12 INGREDIENTS : 2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup 1 per cent plain Greek yogurt
2 eggs ½ cup sugar 2 ripe bananas 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 3 tbsp chia seeds
6 Medjool dates ( pitted and halved )
DIRECTIONS :
1 . Preheat oven to 400 ° F ( 200 ° C ) and lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin with oil .
2 . In a food processor or blender , add rolled oats and process into oat flour .
3 . Add the rest of the ingredients , except chia seeds and dates , and process until evenly mixed to form a batter . Fold in chia seeds .
4 . Divide batter evenly into tin . Place half dates on top of muffins and bake for 18 to 20 minutes .
Tip : Instead of dates , you can use blueberries or raisins for sweetness .
Nutritional Information ( per serving ): Calories : 188 ; total fat 3g ; saturated fat 1g ; monounsaturated fat 0g ; carbohydrates 37g ; protein 5g ; fiber 4g ; sodium 148mg .
Find more arthritis-friendly recipes at arthritis . ca .
* Source www . newscanada . com

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