26 Jul 2022: A Low(er) Calorie Muffin

I usually stay away from breakfast pastries, but every once in a while, I need to fulfill a craving. This week, I wanted to make a muffin – one that I could bake and that would allow me to account for what I ate.

Sally’s Baking Addiction was the jumping off point for this muffin which uses nonfat Greek yogurt (yay!) and chocolate chips. Sally’s muffin recipe (linked here) yields 36 mini muffins. I however, had a larger muffin tin with just 6 muffin cups. While Sally’s muffins clock in at 45 calories per muffin, the larger ones I was able to bake would be 45 x 6 or 270 calories. A treat, for sure, but one I could account for.

I also skipped the chocolate chips. I know that’s sacrilegious, and a little crazy for this chocoholic, but, I had a small portion of King Arthur Baking’s cinnamon bits to use up.

If you are thinking of making these muffins for yourself, here is the link to Sally’s Baking Addiction. Be sure to read through the notes as they are a terrific resource for adapting this to your own taste.

Ingredient List (my substitutions are in italics)

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Melted butter or coconut oil (I used the coconut oil)
  • Egg white
  • Vanilla extract
  • Mini Chocolate Chips (I used cinnamon bits, not cinnamon chips)

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