Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Low Calorie Cornbread Muffins

It's now is week 3 of counting our calories and it amazes me how easy it can be to take normal high calorie foods and replace them with a low calorie option. I made chili last night for dinner and I was craving some good ol' fashion cornbread muffins to go along with it. Normal cornbread muffins usually call for a half of stick of butter, lots of sugar, and maybe some honey. Though all of those items I love to death, they sure pack on the calories! One normal sized cornbread muffin can be almost 250 calories!! (Don't beleive me check out this highly rated recipe for Cornbread Muffins I.) That being said, I decided to redo my recipe and try to make a good and healthy alternative.

1 cup canned (no salt added) cream-style corn
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup liquid egg substitute (I used the Egg Beaters)
1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1-2 packets of No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup diced jalapenos (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir. (I only used 1 packet of sweetener, it's up to you.)
3. Either spray a 12-cup muffin pan, or line it with muffin liners. (I LOVE my silicone muffin liners!)
4. Fill each baking cup evenly.
5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until muffins are golden brown and firm in the center.
6. Enjoy one, two, or three! (As THREE are the same calories as ONE normal recipe one!)

The Skinny: Serves 12 @ 71 calories each

Here is total nutrition information courtesy of
(I don't know if I have said this, but I LOVE their recipe analyzer!)

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