Did you know that a classic blueberry muffin from Starbucks has 448 calories? Even if you go for the skinny versions they still come in at around 306-338kcal!
For all the taste but none of the guilt here is my recipe for super skinny blueberry muffins and/or lemon and poppy seed muffins that come in at approximately 100kcal each! Yep you read it right, 100kcal for a muffin meaning you can have three, (you can thank me later)!
They’re soft, fluffy and moist and give any coffee shop cake a run for it’s money!
Base Recipe (Makes 12):
♥ 190g~1 1/2 cups spelt flour (or flour of choice)
♥ 2 tsp baking powder
♥ 100g~1/2 cup coconut sugar (or sugar of choice)
♥ 80ml~1/3 cup apple sauce
♥ 80ml~1/3 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
♥ 1 egg
♥ 1tsp vanilla extract
♥ For blueberry muffins add 1tsp cinnamon and 100g blueberrys.
♥ For lemon and poppyseed muffins add lemon zest from 2 lemons and 10-20g poppyseeds to taste.
♥ Optional-mix icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth to top muffins.
1. Preheat the oven to 200°c/400°f.
2. Spray 12 muffin cases with cooking spray.
3. Sift spelt flour into a bowl and add baking powder.
4. In another bowl mix the sugar, apple sauce, egg, milk and vanilla extract.
5. Mix the liquid into the flour until combined.
6. Seperate into two seperate bowls.
7. Add blueberrys and cinnamon to one mix and lemon zest and poppy seeds to the other.
8. Fill muffin cases to just over 1/3 full.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12 minutes, making sure to stay by the oven as they turn brown very quickly!
10. They’re ready when a knife or skewer comes out clean.
I’ve never used coconut sugar before but was interested in using it as a white sugar alternative, and after trying it in this recipe I would suggest you do too. It gave the muffin mix a beautiful treacle colour and the batter… oh the batter! It was so tasty, and as the mixture was split into two that meant TWO spoons to lick… and two bowls to clean…with a spoon into my mouth. (Note: I am not responsible for the extra calories consumed in the baking process).
I’m a dessert fiend, so ate two of these straight from the oven; they’re delicious warm but if you can wait then I’d recommend drizzling them with lemon icing once cooled.
My super skinny muffins will satisfy your sweet tooth, and they make a lovely and light accompaniment to your morning tea or coffee. You’re also bound to be quite popular if you decide to share these (I won’t judge you if you don’t), especially when you drop the ‘low cal bomb’. Whether or not they believe you is another matter!