Feb 162009

There are a lot of recipes around the Web for reduced calorie muffins, similar to Vitamuffins. I will definitely do a product review of these at some point, but today I wanted to bake! I had 2 ingredients I really wanted to use: fresh blueberries (on sale this week at Stop & Shop) and oat bran. I didn’t want to use an artificial source of fiber or a large quantity of sugar substitute. So, I did some recipe combining, and overall I liked the result. The muffins are not very sweet but they have a nice texture.

1 1/2 c. uncooked oat bran
1/2 c. white flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. granulated brown sugar
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 egg
1 c. skim milk
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 t vanilla extract
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 c. blueberries

Combine egg, milk, applesauce, and vanilla in a small bowl. In a separate, large bowl, combine oat bran, flours, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder, and mix thoroughly. Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry mixture until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the zucchini and blueberries. Pour into 12 lightly sprayed muffin cups. Bake about 20 – 25 minutes at 350F.

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  3 Responses to “Nourishing Muffins”

  1. These look a lot like Vitamuffins. Oat Bran, would that be with the baking stuff in the grocery store?

  2. I would look in the aisle with hot cereals, near the oatmeal. I had some in my cupboard for a while, but I think I bought it at Trader Joe’s.

  3. Hi Kerry,
    The muffins were very good. You inspired me to bake this morning… I made low fat apple cinnamon muffins from my Cooking Light recipe book.
    It was nice to see you last night.. have a good week.
    – Sherri

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