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    Default is there such a thing as a naturally low-sugar muffin?

    I'm in search of a low sugar muffin recipe that is NOT loaded with artificial sweetener. Bonus points if it is low-fat as well.
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    CH: what if you made it with your favorite recipe using half the amount of sugar and applesauce instead of butter/oil? and maybe a few packets of Splenda or Stevia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary Housewife View Post
    I'm in search of a low sugar muffin recipe that is NOT loaded with artificial sweetener. Bonus points if it is low-fat as well.
    Does it need to be a sweet tasting muffin? Dining on A Dime has a recipe for a non-sweet muffin. Pretty tasty. 1/4 cup sugar spread across a dozen or so muffins.

    2 cups flour
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 Tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 egg, beaten
    1 cup milk
    1/4 oil (my note: you can use melted butter or margarine)

    Mix ingredients together; batter will be lump. Spoon into greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 425 for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12-15 muffins

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    Sorry, don't know why it posted twice and so oddly.

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    Thanks all, some options to try there.
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    Ive been on the hunt for something like this too however what had to accept that a lot of the recipes used white bleached flour vs brown whole wheat and that they used 'raw' sugar or 'honey' as the sweetener.

    The best thing to look for (in my opinion) is to look for muffin recipes with lots of fibre (and protein if avail) and low sugar quantities. Fibre/protein slows down the sugar absorption - less sugar spikes. If no protein, eat the muffin with one - handful of nuts or a slice of cheese etc.

    Will def keep following this thread to see what comes about

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    Try something like an applesauce muffin with raisins.

    Applesauce can be used instead of oil and the raising will give a more sweet taste if using less sugar. Adding cinnamon can also make food taste sweeter.

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    I'm going to try one tonight or tomorrow and will let you know.

    A lot of the ones I have found are either loaded with artificial sweeteners, which we just don't like, or they use some kind of sweetener that is not sugar but which is just as bad, like orange juice, honey, dried fruit, etc.
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    You can also try brown rice syrup. It is supposed to be ok for diabetics. I have used it without problems.

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    Ok, I tried Xtena's recipe above, with modifications.

    2 c whole wheat flour
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 Tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 egg, beaten
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/4 canola oil
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    ~2 Tbs chopped 70% dark chocolate (3 small squares)
    1/3 c blueberries

    Mix ingredients together except chocolate and berries; batter will be lumpy. Spoon half the batter into greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Press blueberries into batter. Add chocolate to remaining batter and spoon into muffin cups. Bake 425 for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 small muffins.

    At 20 minutes they were getting pretty toasty so I pulled them right out. We tried a blueberry when it cooled. It was moist and just sweet enough and generally good, better with a little spread. DH pronounced them a success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary Housewife View Post
    Ok, I tried Xtena's recipe above, with modifications.

    2 c whole wheat flour
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 Tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 egg, beaten
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/4 canola oil
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    ~2 Tbs chopped 70% dark chocolate (3 small squares)
    1/3 c blueberries

    Mix ingredients together except chocolate and berries; batter will be lumpy. Spoon half the batter into greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Press blueberries into batter. Add chocolate to remaining batter and spoon into muffin cups. Bake 425 for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 small muffins.

    At 20 minutes they were getting pretty toasty so I pulled them right out. We tried a blueberry when it cooled. It was moist and just sweet enough and generally good, better with a little spread. DH pronounced them a success.
    The dark chocolate sounds good. I bet it would be good with chopped up cherries (I just bought some cherries so they are on my mind). Did you use regular red whole wheat flour? I like to keep white whole wheat flour on hand; I might try a variation of your variation with the white w.w., some dark chocolate chips, cherries and a buttermilk substitute (milk and vinegar).
    Last edited by xtena; 06-25-2011 at 07:39 PM. Reason: add 'dark'

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    It was Hodgeson Mills whole wheat flour. I don't know if that is 'red' or 'white'. It looked kind of brown to me.
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    I don't know how many you want to make at a time but you can make 2 muffins with the weight control oatmeal.
    1 pkg of weight control oatmeal
    1 slice of Double fiber wheat bread (I'm sure you could use a different kind) made into crumbs just put in food processor.don't have to toast.
    cinnamon a dash
    vanilla flavoring (I just add a splash)
    1/2 cup egg whites or egg beaters
    a small amount of brown sugar. I just put a little bit
    mix all together and bake @350 for 24 min. It makes 2 huge muffins and they are yummy. I add soybutter or a spoon of coolwhip to them and I eat them with fruit. Low fat high in fiber and very filling. TC

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