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Making favorite recipes healthier.
« on: Jun 01, 2016, 09:27:37 AM »
I'm really trying to improve my eating routine.  I still have a hard time facing food first thing in the morning but I'm working on it. 

The next thing is to see how I can make recipes I like a little more healthy. 

This blueberry muffin recipe I plan to use splenda instead of sugar.  Do you see anything else I might change?  Could I replace some of the flour with whole wheat.  I understand replacing all of it will create a very crumbly texture.  But maybe 1/2 cup of the total could be whole wheat?  What kind of oil would you suggest?  One of the suggestions in the book is coconut oil. 

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar replaced with splenda
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 cup milk I'm going to use the low-fat 2% vitamin a and d enriched.
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg (can I replace this with an egg substitute?)
1 cup blueberries lightly coated in flour
1 t lemon or orange zest

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  line 12 cup muffin pan with paper baking cups.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, set aside.  Whisk together the milk, oil, and egg.  Add the dry ingredients all at once, whisking with a fork just until moist.  Stir in the fruit and zest. 

Spoon batter into muffin cups until 2/3 full. 

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.  Let cool for a minute or two before pulling them out of the pan so they can set.  Serve warm or at room temperature. 
I'm thinking I can freeze these and have one each morning.

Do you have any recipes that you have modified?


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