Orange Wheat Muffins with Cream Cheese

Orange Wheat Muffins with Cream Cheese

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 30 minsServes 6



cupall-purpose white flour
cupwhole wheat flour
cupflaxseed meal
teaspoonbaking soda
tablespoonbaking powder
teaspoonorange extract
teaspoonorange zest
large eggs
tablespooncanola oil
cuppumpkin puree
cupplain low-fat yogurt
tablespoonlow-fat cream cheese
teaspoonpumpkin seeds
Pumpkin pie spices or cinnamon to taste

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy5412 kcal
  • Protein112 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)162 g
  • Cholesterol164 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids35 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids41 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids49 g
  • Carbohydrate467 g
  • Sugars134 g
  • Fiber56 g
  • Calcium2192 mg
  • Iron23 mg
  • Magnesium130 mg
  • Phosphorus998 mg
  • Potassium2445 mg
  • Sodium3749 mg
  • Zinc6 mg
  • Copper1 mg
  • Selenium105 µg
  • Vitamin A566 µg
  • Vitamin E8 mg
  • Vitamin D1 µg
  • Vitamin C4 mg
  • Vitamin B60 mg
  • Vitamin B123 µg
  • Vitamin K43 µg


Step 1

Set the oven to 375° F / 180C .

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, flaxseed meal, honey, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Step 3

Incorporate the orange extract, orange zest, canola oil, eggs, pumpkin puree, and yogurt, ensuring a smooth mixture.

Step 4

Pour the batter into a muffin tin and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and fully baked.

Step 5

Garnish each muffin with a tablespoon of low-fat cream cheese and a sprinkle of spices, such as cinnamon, and top with pumpkin seeds.

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Support for Thyroid Health part 2

Support for Thyroid Health part 2

by simeon.mcgri
12 recipes

Recipe Story

Indulge in a delectable breakfast or snack that not only satisfies your sweet cravings but also supports thyroid health: our Orange Wheat Muffins with Cream Cheese. Crafted with a fusion of unique ingredients, each muffin delivers both taste and health benefits, making it a perfect choice for those looking to maintain thyroid function.

Key Ingredients and Their Thyroid Benefits:

  • Whole Wheat Flour & All-Purpose Flour: A great source of energy and dietary fiber, these flours form the base of our muffins, ensuring you're satiated and content.

  • Flaxseed Meal: Known for its wealth of omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, flaxseed has potential benefits for thyroid health, particularly by supporting overall hormonal balance.

  • Honey: Nature's sweetener, honey not only gives our muffins their gentle sweetness but is also known for its numerous health benefits.

  • Pumpkin Puree: Rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, pumpkin supports overall health. It's particularly high in iodine, crucial for the synthesis of thyroid hormones.

  • Canola Oil: While moderate consumption is the key, canola oil provides essential fats that can be beneficial in maintaining healthy body functions.

  • Yogurt: This creamy delight is rich in probiotics and can aid digestive health, indirectly supporting thyroid function by promoting gut balance.

Imagine biting into a soft, fluffy muffin with hints of citrusy orange zest and the wholesome taste of whole wheat. The center surprises you with a soft layer of low-fat cream cheese, perfectly complementing the natural sweetness of honey and the rich, earthy flavor of pumpkin. A sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and a hint of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice adds a delightful crunch and warmth, completing the experience.

Every ingredient in our Orange Wheat Muffins with Cream Cheese is meticulously selected to offer an enchanting blend of flavors and health benefits. Perfect for a quick breakfast, mid-day snack, or even dessert, these muffins are your go-to for a treat that loves your thyroid just as much as you'll love the taste!