Friday, September 14, 2012

Blueberry Muffins

So a blueberry muffin sounds healthy, right? After all it is a muffin and it has blueberries! Aren't blueberries a fruit? Well as a matter of fact an average muffin has between 400-500 calories! And that is only the blueberry ones! Dunkin Donut's regular blueberry muffins have 500 calories and 20 grams of fat! While the reduce fat blueberry muffins have 450 calories and just 15 grams of fat. But still 15 grams, 20 grams- that is way too much!! Bottom line blueberry muffins purchased out are a big NO NO. However, there are alternatives. You ca still eat blueberry muffins- just be careful where they come from.

If you insist on buying them, I suggest you buy Vita Muffins. There muffins are the same size as regular Dunkin Donuts one but it just has 200 calories and 1 gram of fat and 8 grams of fiber! WOW! Right? However after all this is a cooking blog, so I am going to give you my favorite blueberry muffin recipe - it's healthy, low calorie and low fat - YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!

Blueberry Low Fat Muffins
2 egg whites
3/4 cup of skim milk
1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. low sodium salt
1 cup of fresh blueberries

1. preheat oven too 400*
2. mix the egg whites with the skim milk and vegetable oil
3. mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together - then add in the egg mixture
4. mix in the blueberries and stir well.
5. place the muffin mixture into muffin pans (makes 12)
6. bake in oven at 400* for 25 minutes (or until done)

Each muffin has 150 calories and 5 grams of fat


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