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Friday, August 5, 2011

FRIDAY'S FESTIVE FARE...."Low-Fat Blueberry Muffins"

Just because we are taking care of our bodies, eating healthy and diligently watching our weight… doesn’t mean we can’t have some good old fashioned, great tasting sweets from time to time!! It’s all in the preparation and use of the right ingredients. As you can see, each of these muffins is 142 calories….BRILLIANT Low-Fat Blueberry Muffins


• Lemon Sugar Topping:

• 1/4 cup sugar

• 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

• Muffins:

• 1 cup fresh blueberries

• 1 3/4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

• 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 2 large egg whites

• 1 container (6 ounces) low-fat lemon yogurt

• 1/3 cup skim milk

• 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

• 1/2 cup sugar

• 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray bottoms of 12 standard muffin cups.

Lemon-Sugar Topping:

2. In small bowl, mix sugar and lemon zest.


3. In another small bowl, combine blueberries and 1 tablespoon flour; toss to coat blueberries. In large bowl, whisk together remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4. In medium-size bowl, whisk egg whites, yogurt, milk, applesauce, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla; stir in blueberries. Make a well in flour mixture; pour in egg white mixture. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

5. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each cup. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Topping on each. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

6. Cool pan on rack 5 minutes. Remove muffins; cool on rack. Makes 12 standard muffins.

Makes: 12 servings

Yield: 12 standard muffins

Prep: 10 mins

Bake: 20 mins 375°F

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12


• Amount Per Serving

• Calories 142

• Protein(gm)3

• Carbohydrate(gm)31

• Cholesterol(mg)1

• Dietary Fiber, total(gm)1

• Sodium(mg)251

SO, have a nutritious dinner and enjoy ONE of these delectable decadent treats…..and then…

Until tomorrow,

"Your Sous Chef",


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