Low Fat Low Sugar Vanilla Cupcakes

by Linda

Low Fat Low Sugar Vanilla Cupcakes

Low Fat Low Sugar Vanilla Cupcakes

Everyone gets cravings for sweet treats now and again but, for people trying to eat heart healthy many sweet treats are made with butters and oils that defy a low fat diet. Butter, eggs, and milks, all contain fats that when mixed together can really add up. However, there are ways to cut the fat content on many bake goods while still providing for a sweet tasting dessert. In most cases unless told those not on a low fat diet can't tell the low fat foods from those high in fat. Here is a simple Vanilla Cupcake recipe that is low in fat, tastes great, and is easy to make.

This recipe substitutes milk lower in fat for whole milk, uses egg whites for part of the egg ingredient, and substitutes canola oil for regular vegetable oil resulting in a much lower fat content than originally called for Also keep in mind that by making mini versions of these Vanilla Cupcakes you can cut the fat down per serving even more.

Low Fat Low Sugar Vanilla Cupcakes


2 C white flour

1 cup white sugar (for those cutting sugar a sugar substitute may be used)

1 tsp baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ cup canola oil

¼ cup fat free vanilla yogurt

1 egg

2 egg whites

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup skim or 1% milk


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl mix canola oil, yogurt, milk and vanilla, egg and egg white and set aside. Mix all dry ingredients together . Blend dry ingredients into wet ingredients a little at a time making sure to blend together thoroughly.

Line 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake papers and divide the cupcake mix evenly between the cupcake papers. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes and sprinkle with powder sugar, cinnamon sugar, or top with warm applesauce or fresh fruit and serve.

Keep in mind that a low fat diet isn't about sacrifice, it is about making choices. Our ancestors did make all those high fat dishes because they necessarily wanted too but rather because they had fewer ingredients to choose from. Today, we all have many choices than they did. This means not only can you make newer low fat dishes from today's modern dishes but, you can now break out those old recipes and by a few simple substitutions make them low fat and more healthy than ever before.

Low fat doesn't have to mean tasteless. In fact, by cutting fat you can often let the real flavor of foods come through. Most people find that many low fat dishes have more flavor and are just as moist, juicy, as those containing higher fat and leave them feeling completely satisfied. So, take the time to find those healthy dishes that taste great to you and your family. You will be glad you did.

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