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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85.4
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.8 mg
  • Sodium: 269.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Guiltless Raisin Spice Bran Muffins

Submitted by: GRACIE55113

Introduction

These muffins earn inclusion in the "guiltless" category because of their low caloric density and high micronutrient value (they are particularly high in magnesium). At only 87 calories per muffin (and 63 if raisins are omitted), the secret to their tenderness and taste lies in the "marination" of the batter in the refrigerator for several hours to several days. These are an especially good strategy for a quick breakfast for busy singles who might otherwise skip this important meal: Simply preheat the oven when you get up in the morning, fill a single silicon or disposable aluminum muffin cup and pop it in the oven, jump in the shower, and by the time you're toweled off the heavenly smell of baking quickbreads will be wafting from your kitchen! I like to spread on a dollop of sugar-free jam (Smucker's apricot pairs particularly well) and partner with a carton of fat-free yogurt and a half-cup of strawberries. A complete, nutritious breakfast (or snack) for about 200 calories!
___________________________________>Adapted from the Classic Bran Muffins recipe on recipezaar.com
These muffins earn inclusion in the "guiltless" category because of their low caloric density and high micronutrient value (they are particularly high in magnesium). At only 87 calories per muffin (and 63 if raisins are omitted), the secret to their tenderness and taste lies in the "marination" of the batter in the refrigerator for several hours to several days. These are an especially good strategy for a quick breakfast for busy singles who might otherwise skip this important meal: Simply preheat the oven when you get up in the morning, fill a single silicon or disposable aluminum muffin cup and pop it in the oven, jump in the shower, and by the time you're toweled off the heavenly smell of baking quickbreads will be wafting from your kitchen! I like to spread on a dollop of sugar-free jam (Smucker's apricot pairs particularly well) and partner with a carton of fat-free yogurt and a half-cup of strawberries. A complete, nutritious breakfast (or snack) for about 200 calories!
___________________________________>Adapted from the Classic Bran Muffins recipe on recipezaar.com

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups wheat bran
    1 cup lowfat buttermilk
    1/3 cup applesauce
    1/4 cup egg substitute, such as Better 'N Eggs
    2/3 cup Sugartwin brown sugar substitute (may use Splenda no calorie if unable to find Sugartwin)
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 cup raisins, not packed

Directions

To prepare batter:
1. Mix together wheat bran and buttermilk; allow to stand for 10 minutes.
2. Beat together applesauce, egg substitute, Sugartwin, and vanilla and add to the bran/buttermilk.
3. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture until just combined; do not overstir!
4. Fold in raisins.
5. These can either be baked immediately or, for softer texture and deeper taste, stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.
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To bake:
1. If chilled, remove batter from refrigerator (allow to come to room temperature)
2. Preheat oven to 375 degress F
3. Spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick spray or line with paper cups (the bottoms and lower half of the sides can be lightly sprayed), or bake desired number in individual silicon or disposable muffin cups.
4. Spoon batter into tins (fill about 2/3 full)
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Bon appetit!
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Makes enough batter for 12 muffins in standard-size tins or cups.
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Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GRACIE55113.






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