I was CRAVING something baked yesterday morning. Unfortunately my hubby thought a chocolate cake on the counter was a good idea – FORTUNATELY I was able to resist the temptation.
But how to solve my problem? Then I found a recipe that would allow me a baked sweet treat, without blowing my points for the day. These Blueberry Bran Muffins are dead simple to mix up – and they taste really good! The bran adds a level of flavor and “nuttiness” that the regular boxed mix totally misses – and using the wild blueberry muffin mix adds great blueberry flavor. My only gripe? The box mix only has a tiny amount of blueberries. Next time I may add a few more frozen berries to up the fruit content just a bit.
The recipe I chose was on Kitchme.com – and I followed it NEARLY exactly – but used Kelloggs All Bran, because I couldn’t find the Fiber One bran cereal. My Points came out differently and this may be why. Here are my calculations:
1 Box Fat Free Blueberry Muffin Mix -3 pts per serving – servings per box = 11 so 33 points per box
3 C All-Bran Cereal – 2 points per 1/2 cup – 3 cups total = 12 points in 3 cups
Total points = 45. I made 16 regular size muffins – so that works out to 2.8 points per muffin – round up to 3 points per muffin. I imagine MINI muffins would be 1 point each or so.
Give these a try and let me know what you think!