Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Joyful Heart Muffins (Improvised)

So I have been seriously slacking on my blogging and cooking, so I am about to overwhelm you all with some new recipes. I actually did a lot of baking over Christmas, but I forgot to post all of my yummy goodies (we scarfed them down). Since I have been back in school and working full-time, I haven't had much time (or willingness) to cook. I put myself on the stereotypical new year's healthy eating plan, so I have been experiementing with new healthy recipes. No more cookies and brownies for this gal!

I love Bethenny Frankel's book and all of the recipes I have tried out of it so far. All of the recipes are made of natural foods, so I had to do some minor improvisions based on what I had on hand at the time. These muffins are fabulous and you can't even tell they are healthy. I am wondering why I haven't made them sooner! I think they are something like 100 calories per muffin too!

1 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. raw sugar (or regular)
1 t vanilla
1 t almond extract (I didn't have this so I doubled the vanilla)
1 t canola oil
3/4 oat or whole wheat flour
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder (I left this out)
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 blueberries or began chocolate chips

Source: Bethenny Frankel, "Naturally Thin"

1 comment:

  1. Dear Emmy Lou (I love your name, it's sounds very joyful, and you look the same), I like this recipe, it seems very healthy and full of flavors.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Best regards,

    Doña Masita