I don’t think there’s a better way to start a crispy fall morning than with a hot-from-the-oven muffin, melted butter, and a warm drink. Well, besides sleeping in, but those days are gone, so all I have left are muffins.
A fellow Instagram user (@thepointsprincess) posted a variation of this recipe and I immediately made them (like within the hour) because they looked so good. And I’ve made them at least five times since then. They’re low in points and easily changed based on what you like in your muffins.
Low fat apple cinnamon muffins
2/3 cup milk (I used 2%)
2 Tbsp. applesauce
2 cups Bisquick mix
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup Splenda (or 2 Tbps. + 2 tsp. Truvia)
1-2 apples, diced
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease muffin tin or use liners.
2. Combine milk, applesauce, and egg.
3. Add Bisquick, sugar substitute, apples, and cinnamon.
4. Scoop into muffin tins and bake for 14-16 minutes. Makes 16 muffins.
The muffins are two points each if you’re doing Weight Watchers. They’re awesome just out of the oven, but I also put them in baggies for my on-the-go weekday breakfasts and they’re delicious then too. I would recommend keeping them in the refrigerator, they’ll keep longer. And don’t shy away from these if you’re worried about low fat being low taste, my husband and kids love these too (and my husband doesn’t eat anything that might be considered “healthy”).
You can always mix up the ingredients if apple isn’t your thing. Blueberries, strawberries, peaches, raspberries, or any other fruit you have on hand would be a great substitute (or addition!). Dried cranberries, nuts, or raisins would work too–the possibilities are endless and your belly will thank you.
Try them this weekend! Any suggestions for substitutes or additions? The muffin batter is pretty basic and you can be as creative as you want it so go crazy.