I have great news...not all muffins and cakes have to be bad for you....*GASP* Even if you are watching your weight you should be allowed to divulge yourself into a treat or two right?..
I have a serious love for muffins my favourite being my healthy low cal triple choc
The secret to the sparkling flavour of these delicately crumbed lemon raspberry muffins is the strips of lemon zest finely ground into the sugar. And they taste fantastic warm straight out of the oven.
A great treat for after a long day at work or morning boost...or even a post work out energizer, these really are worth trying...
Here's how you can make them yourself...
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup non fat buttermilk (you can make buttermilk by mixing 1 cup milk (non fat) with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar)
1/3 cup Canola oil or vegetable if you cant find any
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white whole-wheat flour, or whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries
- Preheat oven to 205 degrees C or gas mark 6. Coat 12 large (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
- Use a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the lemon in long strips. Combine the zest and sugar in a food processor; pulse until the zest is very finely chopped into the sugar.
- Add buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla and pulse until blended.
- Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the buttermilk mixture and fold until almost blended. Gently fold in raspberries.
- Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
- Bake the muffins until the edges and tops are golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm
Calories 185, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Mono-unsaturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 18 mg, Sodium 245 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Fibre 2 g, Protein 4 g, Potassium 42 mg. Exchanges: Starch 1,Other Carbohydrate 1,Fat 1.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
And there you have it...fabulous low fat muffins, dig in :)