Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Loaded Low-Fat Blueberry Oat Muffins

I posted this recipe on facebook a couple of weeks ago, and finally have had the chance to add it to the blog with pictures.

My muffin kick continues these days, and I just finished another batch of these yesterday afternoon.  For some reason, if I have something a little sweet in the morning, I tend to not crave sweets the rest of the day (okay, okay except maybe around 8 or 9 pm--but that's a whole other post).  I found this recipe online and made a couple of modifications to make it my own. 

Ingredients:
(Serves 12)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (I used Splenda for Baking)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil (you can also substitute with applesauce or a mashed banana in order to eliminate the oil)
  • 3/4 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen)
Nutrition facts for 1 muffin: 184 calories; 7.5g fat; 24g carbs; 1.5g fiber; 3.2g protein. 


Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In one bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.


In another bowl, beat egg whites, milk and oil. Whisk for 5-7 mins. You want to get plenty of air into the egg mixture.




Stir into the flour mixture and mix together. Do not overmix, just until everything is combined (the batter will be lumpy).



 
Fold in the blueberries gently.  If you're using frozen, coat these in a little bit of flour to help prevent them from bleeding.





Grease the muffin tins with cooking spray. Fill each cup up to the 3/4 level. 


By the way, I'm absolutely in love with my vintage muffin tins.  They were Stephen's grandmother's, and I use them all the time.  Now, I just need to get some of her recipes!

Okay, so bake these at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Once done allow to cool completely, then gently remove from the cups and enjoy!


Don't these look yummy?  They are best served warm with a little bit of light margarine or spray butter and perfect with the morning coffee.  I freeze mine after they've cooled so that I can enjoy them whenever.  Just pop them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and they are good to go.  Hope you like them!

4 comments:

  1. I'm planning to make these tomorrow morning!

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  2. Yay!! How did they turn out for you?

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  3. So yummy! They were just what I needed. I'm actually here now to print the recipe!

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