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Old 08-06-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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help me make these muffins a tad healthier

i want to cut down the fat a bit without altering the taste or texture too much. any suggestions?

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i am making these without the crumble topping though.
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I know people who sub coconut oil for the butter in baking recipes.. it changes the texture a tad but not by much. And depending the brand gives the baked goods a very faint coconuty taste (I hav the Lou-Ann coconut oil, and actually don't notice a coconut flavor). There are also vegan "margarines" that you can use instead of butter. I know for a fact that there is soy butter as well.

Also, you could substitute some whole wheat flour for some of the white flour (I frequently use half whole wheat in my cookies and brownies). If you wanted to add soem fiber, you could toss in some flax seed meal or oatmeal.

You could also add 2 tablespoons of brewers yeast which is good for your digestive system. Warm baked goods will taste slightly yeasty, but once cooled off, you can't taste the yeast.

You could also cut the sugar down to about half a cup, it will make them slightly less sweet, but still yummy. I frequently cut white sugar down a bit.

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I would cut the sugar to half a cup, use 100% whole wheat flour (that's all I ever use), and use applesauce instead of the oil.
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I would cut the sugar to half a cup, use 100% whole wheat flour (that's all I ever use), and use applesauce instead of the oil.
Thats exactly what I would do! We rarely use oil if applesauce can be subsituted.
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Re: help me make these muffins a tad healthier

1) I would use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Keep the butter...but use REAL butter.
2) Sub out the sugar for evaporated cane juice (AKA sucunat or rapadura).
3) Use whole wheat pastry flour or spelt flour instead of white flour
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