First of all, I just want to point out that despite the fact that I have only published 6 posts so far and 2 of them are about muffins, I am not actually obsessed with muffins. I think I’ve baked more muffins in the past two weeks than I have in my entire life. It’s just the way it worked out.
But muffins are a pretty awesome treat; I can’t go out for coffee without ordering one (I suspect this is why my diets never work out). Whilst I normally do go for the ‘skinny muffin’ option, even they tend to pack 300 calories plus per muffin. It’s just not cricket.
Anyways, I experimented with a few skinny muffin recipes, all with varying degrees of crap results. Admittedly, I am not the best baker, but even so, some of them tasted bloody awful and the ones that tasted amazing tended to be about a million calories a go.
So, despite my novice baking skills, I went with a mash-up of the bits I did like from all these different recipes, and came up with my own version. I really was in two minds about posting these, as they didn’t look that nice. They were in fact, a bit ugly. But after more research, I suspect their appearance was more to do with my crap baking than the recipe itself. I’m sure you can make them pretty. The main thing is that they tasted great, just like the real thing. These will completely deal with any sweet tooth craving and they come in at just under 200 calories a go. The recipe makes quite a lot of batter, you could easily stretch this to 15 smaller muffins, but I really wanted a big massive muffin just like you get at Costa.
Yes they’ve got sugar, but a relatively small amount per muffin. Most of the other ingredients are pretty healthy, and will do you a whole lot more good than the usual coffee shop treats. These were pretty bloody awesome, if I say so myself. Even my (nightmare eater) daughter loved them. Enjoy….