These delectable muffins have just 150 calories and a teaspoon of added sugar each making them a perfect breakfast treat (for everyone!).
I love warm blueberry muffins, but not the excess calories or sugar they usually bring. So when I came across a blueberry muffin recipe that promised to deliver great taste – and make my “belly flat” – I figured, count me in! Unfortunately, after looking at the recipe more closely, each muffin contained 435 no-so-slim calories (and 10 teaspoons of sugar!), making them more of a give you a muffin-top muffin than one that would make your belly flat!
You will not find that with this recipe. With a slim 150 calories and just a teaspoon of added sugar each, these sweet, tender, blueberry muffins are a true delight. And yes, when eaten in conjunction of an overall reduced-calorie diet, can help flatten your belly!
Makes 12 Muffins
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup light orange juice
1 large egg
3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup no-calorie granulated sweetener*
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup fresh blueberries
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray 12 muffin cups with nonstick baking spray (Paper or foil liners may be added before spraying. Spraying the inside of paper liners with baking spray will keep the muffins from sticking to the paper.)
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the first five ingredients (yogurt through vanilla extract). Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, stir together the next five ingredients (flour through baking soda). Add blueberries and stir lightly to coat with flour. Make a well in center of the dry ingredients and pour in the yogurt mixture. Using a large spoon or spatula, stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon the batter evenly into prepared muffin tins, filling each cup 2/3 full.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the center springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack.
Note: While these never last long in my house, leftover muffins can be tightly wrapped and frozen. To refresh simply pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds or until warm.
*To use all natural Truvia for Baking use 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons, and omit adding both the sweetener and the granulated sugar.
DARE TO COMPARE: A blueberry muffin at the donut or coffee shop averages 550 calories and is 20 SmartPoints!
Nutrition Information Per Serving: Per muffin: Calories 150 : Carbohydrate 23g (Sugars 7g) : Total Fat 3g (Sat Fat 1g): Protein 5g : Fiber 1g : Cholesterol 20mg : Sodium 160mg : Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat : Carbohydrate Choices 1 1/2
Weight Watcher Plus Point Comparison: 4 | Smart Points: 5