Cinnamon Muffins - fat free and low sugar

Sometimes you just need a cinnamon sugar muffin to brighten you day. Ok maybe that's just me but either way these were a huge hit in our house. John ate the first batch of 12 in 2.5 days... yeahhh. That might be some kind of record. (full disclosure I ate ONE from that batch) Since he was sulking that there were no longer any baked goods in the house I made another batch for him last night... any wagers on how long this batch lasts??

I prefer these muffins hot out of the oven, the sugar cinnamon has a nice crust to the top of them. John still loves them the next day even after the crispy crust has gone soft from the moisture of the other muffin in the tupperware tin.
In all reality I have to say I'm super impressed John likes these, I mean there is NO chocolate in them? That man is addicted to baked goods with chocolate... it's an anomaly. Also can you believe these things have no added fat? And they still taste delicious, promise, give them a try :)

Are you a must have chocolate in it to be considered dessert person? Or do you love all desserts equally? I love all dessert, maybe not equally, but I don't think I've met a dessert I didn't like :)

Cinnamon Muffins
recipe by steph chows

1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup splenda granulated (or use 1/2 cup white sugar)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/3 cup fat free yogurt
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray.

Mix together dry ingredients (flour through flax seeds) in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix wet ingredients (yogurt, milk, vanilla). In an even smaller bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.

Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until thoroughly moistened. Do not overmix. Spoon batter into each muffin cup. Sprinkle each muffin with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mixture.

Bake for 17-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes before serving.

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3 chews:

Jeanne said...

I lovvvvve chocolate, but I definitely love desserts that don't have chocolate in them. Rhubarb pie, anyone?

Tracy said...

Mmm yummy!!

Mila said...

I do exactly know what you're talking about :). My boyfriend is totally a chocolate addict, but I can't bake just chocolate muffins, right? ;) I loooove cinnamon too! So he has no other choice ... and like you said, sometimes they are a hit even without any chocolate :D

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