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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*.
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).
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.