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Healthful holiday recipe: Chocolate eggnog muffins

Posted on January 4, 2024 in Healthy You

Holiday cheer isn't just about twinkling lights, decorations and carols — it can also be found in the form of delicious, wholesome treats. These chocolate eggnog muffins are the perfect holiday gift for your taste buds and your oral health.

3 oral health superstars in every bite

These scrumptious muffins are loaded with ingredients that are good for your teeth and gums. While you savor the festive flavors, you'll be giving your oral health a little extra love, too.

  1. Bananas are not only an excellent source of natural sweetness, they also contain potassium, which promotes strong teeth and bones.
  2. Oats are rich in fiber, which supports your gut health. A happy gut often translates to a healthy mouth.1
  3. Pecans not only bring a warm, nutty flavor but also calcium and magnesium. These minerals also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce gum inflammation.

Recipe: Chocolate eggnog muffins


2 tablespoons softened butter

⅓ cup sugar

2 large egg whites

2½ ripe bananas, mashed

3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

⅓ cup low-fat eggnog

1¼ cups whole-wheat flour

¼ cup oats

¾ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

½ cup dark chocolate chips

½ cup pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and line a 12-muffin tin with liners or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Using an electric mixer, blend the softened butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add the egg whites, mashed bananas, applesauce, vanilla extract and eggnog to the mixture. Beat until everything is well combined.
  4. In another bowl, combine the whole-wheat flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low, blending until just combined.
  6. Mix in the dark chocolate chips and the pecans with a spatula, blending until just combined.
  7. Evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tins.
  8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

As you enjoy each bite of these chocolate eggnog muffins, know that you're treating yourself to a delicious seasonal treat that also cares for your oral health.


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