Sunday, December 12, 2010

Muffins galore!

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WW Banana Muffins (Margie's recipe)

PointsPlus™ Value: 2
Servings: 17

2 Tbsp vinegar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup Applesauce, unsweetened
1/4 cup Splenda
1 cup low-fat milk
3 item egg white(s)
1 1/2 cups kellogs all bran
6 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 large banana(s)

Mix milk, vinegar, and add All Bran. Let sit.
Mix together all dry ingredients.
Add mashed banana, egg whites, and applesauce to All Bran mixture.
Mix all ingredients together~ fold in choc chips.

Bake in 375 oven for 18-20 minutes.  If you follow the old WW system, 12 muffins = 1 point (pls reduce chocolate chips to 1/4 cup and banana to 1 large).

Orange Cranberry Craisin Oat Muffins

PointsPlus™ Value: 2
Servings: 15

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup low-fat milk + 1 Tbsp vinegar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup unpacked brown sugar
1/2 cup Applesauce, unsweetened
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp table salt
1/2 cup Ocean Spray Craisins Sweetened Dried Cranberries
2 Tbsp orange juice, chilled, includes from concentrate


Place oats in a small bowl, pour in pseudo-buttermilk. Let sit for two hours at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
Grease 15 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and brown sugar.
Stir in oat/buttermilk mixture, applesauce and egg; mix well.
Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.

My review on these two recipes:

WW Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins:  Excellent.  Very moist and banana-y and just the right amount of chocolate chips.  5/5

Orange Cranberry Craisin Oat Muffins:  These were OK.  I sprayed the muffin tin liners (as I always do) but they still stuck to the liners..grrr.  As I mentioned in previous blog posts, I am learning to like cranberries.  I used the Craisins in my Broccoli salad and liked them in there, but in these muffins they seem too raisin-y (and I HATE raisins).  I might bring these ones to the office or pawn them off on friends who like raisin-y textures :-)  I'd give them a 3/5.

Here's a quick pic of supper tonight - roasted veggies (carrots, peppers, mushrooms and squash), broccoli and tilapia.  I'm noticing it's a VERY orange-y supper!


Ragemichelle said...

Okay, your dinner looks AWESOME.

I have GOT to start eating better.

Love the recipes. Gonna get my baby boy to try them out.

Tanya said...

haha, that's pretty much what I have every night :-) The veggies may vary, but the general idea is the same!