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Cranberry-Blueberry Muffins

Cranberry-Blueberry MuffinsYour taste buds will never believe these flavor-filled muffins from Weight Watcher’s “Simply the Best” cookbook are low-fat and low-calorie!

2-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold reduced-calorie margarine, diced
3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/3 cup thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
24 dried apricot halves, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray eighteen 2-3/4″ nonstick muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, orange juice concentrate and eggs. Stir into the flour mixture until just combined (do not over-mix). Gently stir in the blueberries, cranberries and apricots.

4. Spoon the batter into the cups, filling each about 2/3rds full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack 10 minutes. Remove from the cups and cool completely on the rack. Makes 18 servings.

Per Serving: 144 Calories, 3 g Total Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 24 mg Cholesterol, 211 mg Sodium, 28 g Total Carbohydrate, 3 g Dietary Fiber, 4 g Protein, 63 mg Calcium

Serving Provides: 1 Bread, 1 Fruit/Vegetable, 1 Fat

Points Per Serving: 3


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2 comments to Cranberry-Blueberry Muffins

  • Ooh, these sound yummy!

    Hugs & love,

  • Emily, these sound wonderful! I have blueberries and cranberries in the freezer! I love that they are low in fat! I will definitely be giving these a try!
    I hope things are going well with your diet plan! I know that they are!! I am still trying hard! I’ve lost three pounds! It’s a start!
    Best wishes for a wonderful day!!

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