Monday, March 16, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-Eat Muffins and Lose Weight

I have to admit, I love all kinds of muffins! So, I liked finding out how I can eat muffins and still lose weight.

If you are like me, you will love these muffin recipes from Fitness Magazine! So, we can get skinny quick and eat muffins and carbs!

Eat Carbs for Breakfast

You can have your muffins and lose weight too. These 4 easy, yummy recipes make it simple.

Better Baking

We've rescued baked goods from diet exile by packing our delicious recipes with whole grains, fruits and healthy fats -- like extra-light olive oil -- not sugar, butter and chocolate chips. The result: more healthy fiber, antioxidants and vitamins; less artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol. Unlike the giant calorie bombs you find at most bakeries, these muffins won't double as flotation devices, either. All that, and they're super easy to whip up. So dig out the mixing bowl and get baking!

Blueberry-Orange Mini Loaves

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Makes: 8 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons extra-light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat two 4-by-6-inch mini loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Stir in blueberries and make a well; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine next 4 ingredients. Pour mixture into well in dry ingredients and stir until mix is just moistened and batter is still slightly lumpy.
  4. Pour batter into pans until they are three-quarters full. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon sugar evenly over both loaves. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until tops are light golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan on a rack, then remove from pan to cool completely.
Nutritional Information
Per serving: 219 calories, 5 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber.
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Monique Hawkins

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