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The Best Healthy Muffin in Toronto

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msnm008 Mar 8, 2011 07:27 AM

What's the tastiest, yet relatively good-for-you muffin in Toronto? I love muffins, but am often disappointed by the fat-laden, slightly chemical-tasting offerings at many bakeries.

Interesting flavours and textures, sweet or savoury suggestions welcome.

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    AverageJo RE: msnm008 Mar 8, 2011 08:37 AM

    Naturally Yours, in First Canadian Place, makes some of the best healthy muffins around. They're made with spelt flour and/or oats, are relatively low-fat, and are jam-packed with fruit. These are quite large and substantial, though, so the calorie count is probably still quite high. You could cut one in half and eat it over two days, I suppose.

    I suspect they're not low-fat, but The Remarkable Bean (Queen & Beech) makes amazing savoury muffins. Very tasty flavours: walnut/gorgonzola; cream cheese/sweet chili, to name just two. At least these are relatively small, not the ginormous monster muffins you see in some places.

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    Remarkable Bean
    2242 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E, CA

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      alvino RE: AverageJo Mar 8, 2011 09:19 AM

      IMO, hand's down, Urban Herbivore in Kensington Market, corner of Augusta and Oxford. I find their muffins tastier than Naturally Yours.

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      Urban Herbivore
      64 Oxford St, Toronto, ON M5T1P1, CA

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        ComeUndone RE: alvino Mar 8, 2011 09:59 AM

        I second Urban Herbivore. Their sweet potato muffin is one of my absolute favourites. I think they're vegan too?

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        64 Oxford St, Toronto, ON M5T1P1, CA

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          SweetSweetPotato RE: ComeUndone Mar 8, 2011 12:45 PM

          I third Urban Herbivore. All their baking is vegan and natural, made fresh every day. I call them all day muffins, since they're huge and it takes me all day to eat them!

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          Urban Herbivore
          64 Oxford St, Toronto, ON M5T1P1, CA

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            piccola RE: SweetSweetPotato Mar 8, 2011 04:24 PM

            I'm pretty sure their muffins are fairly rich (and the OP wants to avoid "fat-laden" ones). Though they're definitely healthier than equally rich muffins at most bakeries.

    2. bunnylicious RE: msnm008 Mar 8, 2011 01:09 PM

      I'm a fan of the superfood muffin at delica kitchen on yonge south of st clair. Full of quinoa, flax, nuts and dried fruit!

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