Cherry Almond Muffins - Low Glycemic No Added Sugar

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Posted In:  Breads and Muffins
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Preparation Time:  20 minutes
Cooking Time:  25 minutes
Course: breads
Cusine: north american

Ingredients


Serves: 12
Carbs Per Serving: 17 g
Prep Time:<25 minutes

Skill Level: Easy


Conventional muffins are loaded with refined carbohydrates, such as white flour and white sugar. Each muffin can have as much as 30 grams of sugar and 25 grams of carbs. Wow! Who needs that? We use lots of oats in this recipe. Oats are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, the phytochemicals in oats may also have cancer fighting properties. We also use almonds which are packed with healthy fats, proteins, fibers, minerals, vitamin E, and phytochemicals. We have cut out all the added sugar in these muffins and have left all the flavor. Enjoy!


Ingredients:
1 cup oats quick or old fashioned, uncooked


1 cup low-fat buttermilk


2 egg whites, lightly beaten


2 tablespoons low fat margarine, melted


1 cup whole grain or soy flour


1/3 cup coarsely chopped dried cherries


1/4 cup slivered almonds


3 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a small dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder mixed with a little unsweetened apple sauce.


1/2 teaspoon almond extract


1 teaspoon baking powder


1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Directions

 

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray twelve medium muffin cups with cooking spray.


2. In medium bowl, combine oats and buttermilk; mix well. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in eggs and margarine until blended.


3. In large bowl, combine flour, cherries, almonds, Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend (or the stevia mix) , baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add oat mixture all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not over mix.) Fill muffin cups almost full.


4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan.

Serve warm.


 

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