Oct 15, 2009

Low-Fat Muesli Muffins




After Thanksgiving ( Canadian Thanksgiving), I decided that we should take a break from dessert, you know.... Give my oven a break and my waistband too.
Well, it didn't last to long, just until the boys started looking for "something sweet" to eat. Just like that the break was over, so I took my base muffin recipe and " remodeled it" to turn it into this low-fat muffin that I absolutely love, and the boys too ( surprisingly). Not to sweet, but definitely a dessert. Makes 12 muffins.


Ingredients:

2 cups of whole-wheat flour ( I used organic)
1/2 cup of rolled oats ( organic is best)
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup raw sugar ( or brown sugar if raw sugar not available)
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup of low-fat natural yogurt ( I had some blueberry yogurt left over that I used)
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract.

Topping:

1 tbsp of whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp of raw sugar ( or brown sugar)
1/4 cup of muesli ( granola, I used home made)
1 tbsp of vegetable oil.

Variations: substitute the yogurt with the same amount of puréed banana, or apple sauce.

Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a 12 muffin tin with paper liners, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.



In a different mixing bowl combine the sugar, egg, buttermilk, vanilla extract and yogurt. Mix well.




Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix until just combined.



Divide the batter equally between the prepared tins.

To make the topping:

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle equally over the top of the muffins.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.



Enjoy! Without feeling guilty!

19 comments:

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is a great healthy treat! A great way to lighten up after feasting.

Sage said...

I love muffins and always on the lookout for a low far one; thse sound perfect!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

These look great! I am about due ot make a batch of muffins and I like that these are pretty healthy!

Sage said...

I meant low fat!!After a great Thanksgiving I need to eat lighter.

Peggy said...

I could definitely scarf down a bunch of these and not feel guilty! They look great!

Laura said...

Hi C.C,
they are great tasting and guilt free.

Laura said...

Hello Sage,
I think every one needs to eat lighter after Thanksgiving.

Laura said...

Hello Mardi,
I do hope that you are going to try those.

Laura said...

Thanks Peggy,
I had 2 of them and I'm not feeling guilty.

Kenny said...

hi laura.
these look gr8.have most of the stuff shall make it soon.thanks 4 sharing.
love&tc.
rekha.

Laura said...

Hello Rekha,
It's great to hear from you! I hope Kenny is going to like those.

Anncoo said...

This is really healthy! I don't mind to have it more than one.

Laura said...

Hello Anncoo,
Yes, I had more than one.....:)

No-frills Recipes said...

This sure is a very healthy and nutritious muffin.

Laura said...

thanks No-frills recipes,
I think so too.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Oh these look good! Love the topping, they don't look low fat at all. Nice one :)

Laura said...

Thank you Conor,
Those are really tasty and fat free.

My Little Space said...

I love the chewy type and still looking around for some roll oats recipe. I made these last week. I'm sure I love yours too. Looks delicious!

Laura said...

@ My little Space,
Thanks, I love the chewy type also.

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