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postheadericon Healthy Zucchini Muffins

4.67 avg. rating (90% score) - 3 votes

Healthy Zucchini Muffins is a delicious recipe for a treat, dessert, breakfast or brunch option. Ingredients include: Grated zucchini, cinnamon applesauce, brown sugar and walnuts. It takes only (14) minutes of  baking time for these delicious and super-moist muffins. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (24) Muffins. Healthy Zucchini Muffins will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

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Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 14 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup almond flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup oat bran or wheat bran
3 Tbsp chia or flax seeds
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup cinnamon applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups peeled and grated zucchini, drained (about 2 medium)
Chopped walnuts, optional
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postheadericon Norse Apple-Almond Muffins

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Norse Apple-Almond Muffins is a delicious moist recipe that is flexible to it being used as a breakfast or brunch with coffee, as a dessert or a snack. Inspired by the Norwegian apple cake served with afternoon coffee. It is also a healthy, low calories, low sodium, low fat, low carbohydrates and WeightWatchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Chopped apples and cinnamon filled muffins with a sugared almond topping for a super rich and moist treat. Makes 12 muffins. Norse Apple-Almond Muffins will be loved by all your family, friends and guests.norse-apple-almond-muffins2

INGREDIENTS:

Muffins

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
1 cup peeled, finely chopped apple

Topping

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Grease or line muffin pan cups with paper cupcake liners; set aside.

3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.

4. Combine the 3/4 cup sugar and butter into the bowl that was set aside. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Stir in eggs and lemon zest. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture just until moistened. Gently stir in apples. Spoon into prepared muffin pan.

5. Sprinkle the 1/4 cup sugar and almonds evenly on top of each muffin. Bake 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pans.

Yield: 12 muffins
Serving Size: 1 muffin per serving

WW PointsPlus+ = 5 per serving

Carb Choices: 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 200, Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 210mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 3g

Original recipe and image from Land O’Lakes, Inc. http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/2953/norsk-apple-muffins

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postheadericon Apricot Muffins

4.50 avg. rating (89% score) - 8 votes

Apricot Muffins is a delicious and easy recipe for light and flavorful muffins filled and topped with apricot preserves. Use as a light breakfast, mid-morning snack with coffee and/or dessert. A quick recipe of only (25) minutes from start to finish. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low sugars, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus) (5 SmartPoints), heart-healthy and diabetic-friendly recipe. Makes: 6 Muffins. Apricot Muffins will be loved by all of your family, friends and guestsapricot-muffins.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp skim milk
1/2 cup sugar-free apricot preserves, plus additional for spreading on top of muffins
1/4 tsp almond extract

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postheadericon Banana-Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Banana-Peanut Butter Chip Muffins is a delicious, flavorful and easy recipe.  It has a made from scratch cocoa crumb topping. Everyone, children and adults will love these Banana-Peanut Butter Chip Muffins.

Ingredients:banana-peanut-butter-chip-muffins

1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium size)
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 (10 oz) bag peanut butter chips
1 Recipe “Cocoa Crumb Topping”, (recipe follows)

Cocoa Crumb Topping:

Stir together 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon cocoa and 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine in a small bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts until well blended.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2″ in diameter) with paper bake cups. Prepare Cocoa Crumb Topping; set aside.

2.  Beat shortening and sugar in small bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth. Add banana, flour and baking soda; blend just until combined. Stir in peanut butter chips. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter; sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoonful cocoa crumb topping on top of each muffin.

3.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cover; refrigerate leftovers.
Yield: 16 to 18 muffins
Serving size: 1 per serving.