Monday, August 07, 2006

Low Fat Applesauce Carrot Muffins

I just love muffins, but whenever you buy them from the stores or coffee shops you never know exactly what they put in them. And all of the muffins that I ever see have a whopping caloric value. Have you eaten one of Mcdonald's Blueberry muffins? I use to love them... that was, until I discovered that they contain 500 someodd calories! How can so many calories be packed into such an innocent looking muffin... for that calorie count, I'd rather eat a hamburger.

This is a great recipe for no fat, low calorie muffins. They taste great and you can feel great eating them one or two at a time.

Low Fat Applesauce Carrot Muffins (Yields 8 muffins)

1 1/2 all-purpose flour (I use half all-purpose and half whole wheat)
1 1/2 tablespoons SugarTwin
100 mL egg beaters
1 teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda
1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon and salt
1 cup grated carrots
2/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients together in order of appearance.
3. Line a muffin tin with cupcake cups.
4. Fill cups two-thirds full with muffin batter.
5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

The recipe is really quite simple and the muffins turn out great, especially without those extra calories.

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