Seriously Tasty Skinny Berry Muffins

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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….

 

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Seriously Tasty Skinny Berry Muffins
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Lower calorie muffins that are kid friendly, reasonably healthy, taste awesome....and don't make you hang your head in shame afterwards.
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 30 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 30 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Seriously Tasty Skinny Berry Muffins
Print Recipe
Lower calorie muffins that are kid friendly, reasonably healthy, taste awesome....and don't make you hang your head in shame afterwards.
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 30 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 30 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: muffins
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180c Mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg & baking powder in a large bowl and set aside. If you haven't already mashed your bananas to within an inch of their life, do so now. You want them really, really smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together the Maple syrup and brown sugar until totally smooth. Gradually add in the yogurt, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Add the wet and dry ingredients together and start folding it together. Gradually add in the milk (keep mixing!) to loosen it until the milk is all incorporated and you've got a thick batter. Add in the berries and gently mix them in. Don't get too crazy with the mixing at this point; the berries will stain. Spray a baking tin with fry light in every hole and fill each one nearly to the top with the batter. Bake for around 18 minutes. DEVOUR!!!!
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