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June 6th, 2004, 09:08 PM
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I want to make muffins that are good for you - whole wheat flour, wheat germ, possibly with fruit (like blueberry or banana nut or apple or something) ... something low in fat and sugar (splenda is a great substitute). Anything yall have would be *great*.
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June 7th, 2004, 05:54 AM
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you could convert just about ANY recipe for muffins that you like. Use half wheat & half regular flour (all whole wheat makes it EXTREMELY heavy ) and use applesauce instead of oil/shortening/butter and use the baking splenda instead of sugar (or fruit juice - apple or white grape).
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June 7th, 2004, 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by YankeeMom@Jun 7 2004, 06:54 AM
you could convert just about ANY recipe for muffins that you like. Use half wheat & half regular flour (all whole wheat makes it EXTREMELY heavy ) and use applesauce instead of oil/shortening/butter and use the baking splenda instead of sugar (or fruit juice - apple or white grape).
Yup what Heather said! I do that ALL the time, especially substituting whole wheat flour for half the regular flour! You can also use quick cooking oats for 1/3 to 1/2 of the flour too - you just want to make sure you leave half of it regular all purpose flour.

With sugar ... you can cut to about 1/4 of it w/out affecting teh way it cooks usually, sometimes more. Splenda works, I usually use 3/4 the amount called for in the recipe (if it calls for 1 cup of sugar, I'll use 3/4 cup splenda) - splenda always tastes super sweet to me.

I use canola oil for half the fat and applesauce for the other half (since canola is a "healthy" oil) - I prefer the texture with *some* oil.

Also egg beaters instead of the egg ... or one whole egg and then 2 whites per additional egg called for.
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June 7th, 2004, 06:31 AM
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I have successfully used Olive Oil for half the oil even in sweet recipes

Oat bran is another high fiber option to add to replace some of the flour It's in the cereal section.
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June 9th, 2004, 05:45 PM
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I have a good Weight Watchers recipe that tastes SOOOO much like fudgy brownies, but contains nearly 8 grams of fiber per muffin.

3 cups All Bran Extra cereal
1 box No Pudge brownie mix OR Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards Low fat mix
2 1/2 cups water
2 tsp. baking soda

Soak the cereal in water for 15 minutes, until soft. Add brownie mix and baking soda, stirring until blended. Bake at 375 until set. (If you use a dark pan, baking at 350 sometimes works better!)
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