MIXED BERRY MUFFINS...A HEALTHIER VERSION

 

  • Cooking Time: 15-18 minutes
  • Servings: 18
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus an additional 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 (6 oz) container low-fat Greek yogurt (I used strawberry)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.; line cupcakes pans with 18 liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup white whole wheat flour, baking powder, sugar, and orange peel; set aside.
  • Toss the frozen berries (if the strawberries are huge, cut them into smaller pieces) with the remaining 1/4 cup flour. Mix the yogurt, buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla together in a small bowl or measuring cup. Add the berries and the yogurt mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed...batter will be lumpy...don't over mix.
  • With a cookie scoop, divide the batter among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the batter. Bake the muffins for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

It's time for me to cut back on the calories...but it really isn't too hard. I just tweaked a recipe by adding some whole wheat flour, subbing yogurt for cream, canola oil for butter, and by making them smaller. I think you will like them!

Website Credit: http://www.thedutchbakersdaughter.com/2013/02/mixed-berry-muffinsa-healthier-option.html

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