I have been "practicing" baking muffins over the last few days, and I have come up with one final explanation for the results...I'm not so good at baking. I am intent on not only making delicious fluffy muffins but ones that are healthy and filling as well. I have tried a few recipes, the first was my mom's and when I added up all the calories I discovered that one (very small muffin) was 170 calories. UNACCEPTABLE.
The second batch that I made, I substituted flour for ground Fiber One cereal, instead of oil I used apple sauce, and splenda or replaced the sugar. These muffins had a lot of flavor but didn't cook all the way through- a little hard on the outside and a bit slushy on the inside. Again, UNACCEPTABLE.
So, in making the third recipe, I combined the two recipes of before and had better results. The muffins are 60 calories a pop and full of fiber. Here it goes....
1 cup fiber one cereal (ground)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
6 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup non-fat milk
2 egg whites
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
6 tsp apple sauce (low calorie AS)
2 tsp cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients and add wet ingredients slowly. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until you can poke a toothpick in the muffin without batter on the tooth pic.
This recipe is not the "recipe of all delicious and healthy muffins know to man recipe"...but its pretty good. I will continue to refine it, until it becomes the best!!