Sunday, September 9, 2012

Baking Fix on a Diet

Derpy Hooves would approve.

Still chipping away at the pounds. I've only lost around 4lbs officially, but my pants are already 3-4 inches loose around the waist. Also, I've been kind of bad during THAT TIME, so it's time to get back on track.

These are some Lowfat Pumpkin Spice Muffins from I followed the recipe pretty much to the T since this is my first time trying it, but I did omit the brown sugar for Splenda Brown Sugar Baking Mix. Just half the amount you would use for the recipe, and you knock off 20 calories a muffin. I also didn't spray the cup liners. It made for a stickier paper, so if you can find a good low calorie alternative, go for it and post below. 

I've been craving pumpkin since Starbucks started carrying Pumpkin Spice Lattes again. While I can ask for nonfat on the milk and knock a tall into 200 calories, I can't get them to pick calories out of their baked goods. So, did these hold up my autumnal expectations? They sure did. Applesauce and yogurt keep these moist without the grease, so I can munch on these for a paltry 140 calories. If I'm desperate for some fat, that's plenty of room for a smear of butter or a dollop of cream cheese frosting. Next time I make these, I think I'll add some walnuts and fresh, grated ginger to round out the flavors.

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