Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Muffin love

I recently came across this recipe on Jen Bradshaw's blog, For the Love of Food, on  I am not a huge fan of muffins - I consider them a snack and would rather spend my calories/points on other goodies.

But this recipe's ingredients really appealed to me from a nutrition standpoint, and I thought my husband would like them, so I went ahead and made them.... they are truly delicious!  I particularly like them broken up and used as a topping for yogurt and fruit.

Raspberry Muffins with a Hint of Lemon
Makes 12 muffins
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbs molasses
  • 1 cup 1% milk with 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2. Spray the muffin tins.
3. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
4. Put 1 cup milk in a small bowl and add the lemon juice. Let sit 5 minutes.
5. Put the wet ingredients, including the milk/lemon juice combo in a medium
    bowl and mix together (including grated lemon rind).
6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden
    spoon, only until mixed together.
7. Fold in the frozen (or fresh if you have them) raspberries.
8. Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan.
9. Bake for 15-18 minutes until the muffin tops are nicely browned.

Per serving of 1 muffin each.
Weight Watchers P+ = 3.  Calories 122; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 24g; Fat 1g; Fibre 2g

I should note that I thought I would save myself some cleanup effort, and used paper liners in the muffin tin.  The muffins stuck to the paper - what a pain!  However, I put them into the fridge overnight, and after they have completely cooled, they don't stick.  I must remember that for another time, and another recipe.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you liked the muffins! Looks like you did an amazing job making them - thanks for the credit for the recipe.



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