February 2, 2011


Banana Oat Muffins

These muffins are super easy to make and good for you too!

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray

2 cups quick oats (process in food processor)

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg lightly beaten

3/4 cup mashed ripe banana

1/2 cup fat-free milk

1/4 cup honey

2 Tablespoons cooking oil

1/2 cup semi sweet chips

1. Preaheat oven to 400F Coat the muffin pan with the cooking spray.  In a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients and make a well in the center of the bowl.

2. In another bowl, stir together all the wet ingredients.  Add the mixture all at once to the flour mixture.  Stir just until moist, may be lumpy.  Spoon batter into muffin pan about two-thirds full.

3. Bake 14 to 16 min or until golden brown and when you insert a tooth pick it comes out clean. 

Per muffin-

167cal, 6g fat, 18mg chol., 125 mg sodium, 30g carbo, 3g fiber, 4g pro

My muffins seemed dry so I think next time I would boost my milk up to 3/4 cup milk.  They are pretty good, I mean I’m used to eating sweet muffins so they might take some getting used to.

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February 21, 2011


Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I wanted to bake something today since I had off and I found a recipe for lemon raspberry muffins.  I didn’t have any raspberries, but I did have left over blueberries from the last set of muffins I made and they worked just as well!

Ingredients-

Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 large (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the lemon in long strips. Combine the zest and sugar in a food processor; pulse until the zest is very finely chopped into the sugar. Add buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla and pulse until blended.
  3. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk mixture and fold until almost blended. Gently fold in blueberries. Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
  4. Bake the muffins until the edges and tops are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Per muffin: 185 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 18 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 245 mg sodium; 42 mg potassium

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March 2, 2011


Healthy Streusel Carrot Muffins!

 

Ingredients-

•3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce add to shopping list
•1/3 cup packed brown sugar
•2 egg whites
•1 egg
•2 tablespoons oil
•1 teaspoon vanilla
•1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
•1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
•2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt

Streusel topping-
2 Tbs butter spread
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 Tbs whole wheat flour



 

Directions-

1.Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a 12-cup no-stick muffin tin with no-stick spray.
2.In a medium bowl, combine the applesauce, brown sugar, egg whites, egg, oil, and vanilla. Mix well.
3.In a large bowl, combine the flour, carrots, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Add the applesauce mixture. Stir until just blended. Pour into the prepared muffin tin, filling the cups three-fourths full. Make streusel topping by mixing the remaining cinnamon, butter spread, and flour. Sprinkle ontop of the muffins before they go in the oven.
4.Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Number of Servings: 12

So I searched all over for a carrot muffin and found one and changed it a little.  I took out the raisins and nuts because I don’t like raisins and the nuts just add fat which I didn’t want to add.  I did add the streusel topping which really was a great addition.  They are so eary to make and taste great!  This is my favorite recipe that I have made by far.

 Nutritional Info

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March 11, 2011


Healthy Cranberry Orange muffins!

I made these the other day with the recipe from the Healthy Blueberry muffins. All I did was swap out the blueberries and put in 1cup chopped cranberries and some orange zest.  You can find the recipe for the Healthy Blueberry muffins on this blog just look in the older posts.

Calories per muffin- 143.3 :-)

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March 24, 2011


Fat free, low calorie box muffins?!

Yes they do exist and their super easy to make, all you add is water!

I also decided to add some peacan chips for some crunch, I only added 3 Tbs.

 

These muffins have 140 calories, 0 fat, 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein!

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