Saturday, October 15, 2011

Low Fat Blueberry Cinnamon Muffins and Health Benefits



 
  • 1 cup unsweetened blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup Splenda granular
  • 1/4 cup Egg Beaters egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk (skim)
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda granular (to top muffins)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Heat oven to 350. Spray muffin tins with canola or other brand cooking oil non stick spray and set aside.

In large bowl, sift flour. Add baking powder and the 1/3 cup Splenda. Mix together.
In another bowl, mix the Egg Beater egg substitute, apple sauce and milk.
Combine the wet mixture into the flour mixture. Stir just enough by hand to mix together then add the blueberries.
Pour batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Use the last tablespoon of splenda mixed with cinnamon to sprinkle on top of each muffin  and bake for 17 minutes, or until tops are light brown.After baking, allow muffins to cool before removing them from the tin.

Blueberries and Health Benefits:

The highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit.
Neutralizes free radicals which can affect disease and aging in the body.
Aid in reducing Belly Fat and After 90 days, in a study rats with a blueberry-enriched diet had less abdominal fat, lower triglycerides, lower cholesterol.
Helps promote urinary tract health.
Been proved to preserve vision..

Heart Disease: The high fiber content, those brilliant anti oxidants and the ability to dissolve the ‘bad cholesterol’ make the Blue Berry an ideal dietary supplement to cure many heart diseases.

16 comments:

  1. These muffins look great, and I didn't know all of the health benefits of the blueberries. I'm bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Claudia!

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  2. Love the muffins Claudia. Blueberry is the favorite berry in our house! With all of the health benefits the provide it's no wonder the continue to make the annual super foods list!

    Happy Saturday!

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  3. Lots of great tricks here for a healthier muffin! Love that there's still a wonderful topping :)

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  4. Blueberry muffins, I love blueberries. This is a must try recipe.

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  5. These look great! Plus, who doesn't love muffins - especially when they are healthier for you? :)

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  6. delicious looking muffins lovely combination

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  7. Hey, you're baking with Splenda, Claudia! I love it!!

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  8. Claudia, I've always loved blueberries and we have 6 shrubs growing in our yard. Now I'll have another terrific recipe to use for next season's berries. Thank you for sharing it!

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  9. These muffins look delicious but unfortunately I can only imagine their taste ;-)

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  10. I read somewhere that you can cut 1/3 of the sugar out of recipes without impairing the structure and the taste. A lot of recipes do go over the top and making them more healthy is something we all need to do. Glad you posted this one!

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  11. looks beautiful - can't wait to try them!

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  12. I love these low-fat muffins! Especially the low-sugar aspect!

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  13. I love blueberry anything! These look absolutely perfect!

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  14. All that flavor, and it's low fat too!

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  15. Yes, those would make a perfectly healthy and delicious breakfast!

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  16. I would love to start my day with a couple of these. Absolutely fantastic!

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