You are going to love these low fat gingerbread muffins!
Who said losing weight and eating healthy is difficult? These low fat muffins are proof that healthy eating is "heaven" when you know what to cook (and actually "cook it" and stick to the rules!).
The beauty of this recipe is that you can do it in half an hour, yielding 12 delicious, aromatic, spicey and old-fashioned-flavoured muffins that are worth only 1.5 WW pts each. You can have 3 or 4, and you'll still be well within your daily intake! Try doing that with your convenience store muffins. Each normal muffin contains at least 17 WW pts (almost enough for the whole daily intake... which is 22 or 24 pts a day).
Not only are these gingerbread muffins delicious and low in fat, but they also contain 18.2 g of carbs, and 1.7 g of dietary fiber... and no cholesterol. And if you're after low sodium muffins, each of these treats contains only 70 mg.
And if you want to be extra low in fat and calories, you can substitute half the butter with an equal amount of unsweetened apple sauce, or use prune butter.
Remember that part of the weight loss journey consist of eating smart food that taste like heaven. This low fat gingerbread muffins recipe is one of them. Enjoy!
1 1/4 cups of whole-grain flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
2 tsps crushed ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup of skim milk (1% fat)
6 Tbsp apple sauce
1/4 cup molasses
3 Tbsps maple syrup
1 Tbsp canola oil
This is what you do:
For starters, pre-heat your oven to 190 C (350 F).
Then get a muffin baking tray with 12 cups. Spray the inside of the cup-holes with canola oil.
Sift the flour, dry milk, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves into a large bowl.
Next, mix the milk, crushed ginger, apple sauce, maple syrup, molasses, oil and egg into a small bowl.
Now combine the milk mix with the flour mix well (till all dry ingredients go moistened, but not over-mixing).
Spoon the batter into the muffin cup-holes in the baking tray, and bake for about 25 minutes.
Remove your low fat gingerbread muffins and let them cool down.