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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Low Fat Lemon Blueberry Muffins...

Eating healthy is a battle that one day I intend to win.  Some small changes, more movement in the exercise department and these blueberry muffins should lead me in the right direction. 
Recipe adapted from the cookbook  Eat More of What You Love by Marlene Koch.

Dry Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4  cup fresh blueberries

Wet ingredients:
1 egg
1/2 cup 1% milk
3 tbsp. melted butter 
1 6 oz. container low fat lemon Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Juice from 1 large lemon
1 tbsp. grated lemon zest

Instructions:
1. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
2. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Stir in blueberries and mix well.
3. Whisk together the egg, yogurt,  melted butter,vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest in a mixing bowl.
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. Spoon into 12 muffin. cups
5. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown on the top.
6. Test with a skewer, if the skewer comes out clean, the muffins are done. Remove and cool on the rack.
7. These are best served warm from the oven.







38 comments:

  1. YUMMY ! We here at Country Cove love anything to do with Blueberries . Thanks for sharing . Have a great day !

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  2. They look great and I just happen to have some yogurt in the fridge:@)

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  3. Mmm, I bet the lemon yogurt makes all the difference.

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  4. Yum! Blueberry muffins are my favorite!

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  5. Thank you for the b-day wishes!

    Your muffins look delicious! I'll have one, or two please!!! I LOVE the blueberry fabric they are sitting on, how beautiful! Hope your ankle is healing too!

    Mary

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  6. SB says this is going to be a good wild blueberry year! We'll be picking for most of the time during the last of July and the first of August! Can't wait for those beautiful little jewels! I love your idea of using lemon yogurt! Gonna try it this week with the last of last summer's blueberries!

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  7. I love this recipe. See my problem isn't how healthy they are, it the eating all 12 by myself that is the problem. :)
    They look so good that is what I would love to do. I still might try them when I have company. Safer that way. :)

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  8. Oh my gosh I miss blueberry picking in New Hampshire...would you consider Fed Ex-ing some of these to California???

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  9. Mmmm they look divine! I have a blueberry bush that has plenty of berries on it, they just need to ripen.Maybe I could use some for your recipe?

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  10. They look amazing!I wish I had a couple of these beautiful and light muffins right now!Kisses from Greece,dear!

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  11. Thanks for the great recipe...and low-fat, too!

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  12. If it is lemony it has to be good plus healthy that is a good thing.
    Rita

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  13. Ooooo, those look and sound delicious. I'd like to reach into the computer screen and grab one right NOW. Yummy. Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog. Always love hearing from you. Susan

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  14. Oh good for you for trying!! The muffins do look good so at least there's no compromise on taste! I've just had a whole weekend of cake indulgence at the expense of our Royal Queen... well one has to join in doesn't one... Rude not to!

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  15. Oh those look so sweet and yummy...I could pop one in my mouth right now...

    -if only I could!!

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  16. Oh that's so little butter, I'm a lifelong dieter ( lost 50lbs gained it, lost it again) but I bake muffins every boring with 1/4 cup of butter, breakfast is my treat meal!

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  17. Oh Susan blueberry muffins are so delicious!! I remember I ate them last summer in a B&B at Acadia National Park...sweet memories ;-)

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  18. Susan, I happen to have all the ingredients needed to make these these wonderful muffins on hand. Thank you, thank you, they look delicious! Hugs, Julie.

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  19. Healthy eating can sometimes be very tricky, especially for us food bloggers! Blueberry muffins are one of my favourites. These look delicious!

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  20. We just scored on a massive amount of organic blueberries and muffins are always welcome!!! Love that they don't have too much fat in them, and yogurt always adds a nice tang.
    BTW... I just love the name of your blog! Every time I see it it just makes me smile!

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  21. What a wonderful summer recipe!

    I can't wait to try it.

    When you determine how to break the cycle of eating whatever, feeling guilty about it, and trying again-
    please tell me!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  22. Blueberry muffins are my FAVORITE ... and low fat is the word I want to hear. ;) I've missed you Susan. xoxo

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  23. bookmarked I love blueberry muffins!

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  24. Blueberry muffins are my favorite and to have them low fat is beyond great. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. ooh. Im always looking for a great recipe like this. will have to try. thanks!!

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  26. They look fantastic. Wish I had one right now for breakfast!

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  27. Oh these look truly delicious and easy to make I will be giving them a try. Thank you. B

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  28. Delicious as always. Just wanted you to know that I nominated your blog for the second annual Country Living Blue Ribbon Blogger Award that I won last year. Your blog is beautiful and I think you are so deserving. Good Luck and keep me posted.~Melissa

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  29. The lemon yogurt and blueberries make such a nice flavor combination. They must be nice and moist.

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  30. I love anything with lemon and blueberries... I'll be trying this out for sure!

    ~Chris

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  31. Tried the recipe just as written, the muffins turned out splendedly! The lemon is pronounced but not overwhelming and compliments the blueberries perfectly. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

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    1. Hi Joann, I'm so glad you liked them. Not bad for a low fat muffin.

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