Healthy Muffin Recipes
Tasty low fat healthy muffin recipes with delicious ingredients.There is nothing like a fresh warm muffin in the morning to start the day off right. Not only are muffins filling which means that you have a great start to the day but they go perfect with any beverage whether it be coffee, tea, juice, or a tall glass of milk.
Best of all that are lots of Healthy Muffin recipes that are low in fat, and can be made low in sugar for those who are trying to eat more healthy or have special dietary restrictions.
Here is a great basic Healthy Muffin recipe that can be used and eaten by itself or have a variety of ingredients added so that you can have a variety in morning meal.
Basic Muffin Recipe
1 ½ cups wheat germ
½ cup wheat flour
½ all-purpose flour
1 cup nonfat milk
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar (or brown sugar substitute)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Choose from the following ingredients to add to your muffin mix
1 cup slice strawberries
1 cup blueberries
½ cup grated carrots
1 ½ cup finely chopped apples
1 cup raisins
1 cup cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
½ cup crushed pineapple (in place of the applesauce)
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line muffin pan with cupcake papers or grease cups in pan.
Mix together wheat germ and milk and let stand (10 to 15 minutes).
In a large mixing bowl, mix applesauce, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and then add the wheat germ and milk.
Sift together the baking powder, baking soda, wheat flour and all-purpose flour stir into bran mixture just enough to blend it all together and then add one of your optional ingredients and spoon into muffin tin.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
As you can see by starting with this basic muffing recipe, you can make a wide variety of different muffins that are all low in fat, and exceptionally tasty. Substituting the crushed pineapple for the applesauce not only makes an extremely moist muffing but it also tastes a lot like pineapple upside down cake especially when you add a few crushed or chopped walnuts to the batter.
Having a few versatile low fat recipes on hand helps to keep you and your family eating healthy while still being able to enjoy those foods that are delicious.
For more heart smart and healthy recipes take the time to visit your local bookstore and check out some of the new amazing low fat cookbooks or compile your own cookbook from recipes you find online. Not, only will such a cookbook help your family to eat better and healthier but they make great gifts for others as well. So go ahead, see how easy and tasty low fat cooking can be!
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