Sunday, January 11, 2009

Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muffins


This sunday afternoon, I somehow got inspired to make some muffins. Then I thought hmm, I havn't made HEALTHY muffins in a while. Esspecially how EVERYONE is trying to keep their new years resolution to eat healthier, why not try and make something a bit healthier for once??



So I went to Allrecipes and searched "Healthy Muffins", and saw these. I also noticed how it was the highest rated healthy muffin recipe with almost 300 ratings. And I knew I had a bunch of blueberries in my fridge...so off I went!



These were extremely easy to put together, and they will be coming with me to school tomorrow morning and will be feeding 30 hungry fellow dance team members of mine...not to mention since these are healthy muffins, each 1 of them are under 100 calories! SCORE!


Low -fat Blueberry Bran Muffins

1 1/2 cups wheat bran

1 cup nonfat milk

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce(nonfat frozen yogurt could be used if you don't have the applesauce)

1 egg

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease muffins cups or use paper liners. Mix together wheat bran and milk, and let stand for 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl mix together applesauce, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat in bran mixture. Sift together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir into bran mixture until just blended. Fold in blueberries. Scoop into muffin cups.

3. Bake for 15-20 min. or until tops spring back when lightly touched. ENJOY!

P.S. I know my team will be EXTREMELY surprised when I tell them I baked something healthy!...i'll let you all know what they think =]]



7 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Ooh...those look good and right up my alley.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

They look like they would have a wonderful nutty flavor! YUM!

Linda said...

I'm a bran muffin fan, and this sounds like delicious and healthy (a tough combo to find). So, what was the dance team's verdict?

Maria said...

I love healthy muffins! These look superb!

Emily said...

Blueberry muffins are the best muffins, don't you think?

Passionate Baker said...

ooohhh...my team lOVED them!
absolutely DEVOURED them!
haha thanks for asking!!
<3

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I love what you did with these! Perfect for breakfast. They look amazing!