Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In

Well, I realize it's Friday, but the weight loss is so darn slow, I haven't really had any progress to report.  I'm trying to focus on other things besides the scales, like I'm making better food choices and tracking my food.  I've lost a total of 5.6 lbs.

Moving on now --

Today is Boss' Day - and we begrudgingly decided to all bring food - because you know food is the universal way to celebrate anything (hello, that's why I'm at Weight Watchers!)...Anyway, my point is that I made some muffins last night and while I'm not certain, I'm fairly sure based on the taste, that all my mixes had passed their expiration dates.  It was the first time I had cooked something to bring -- I usually stop at the store and grab something.  Today was no exception!  Of course, if I wanted to make sure I never had to bring anything I made, I would've brought them in.  BLECK!

Anyway, in light of the Muffin Fiasco of 2009, I noticed that Weight Watchers had several different recipes on their site for muffins and I thought I'd share one of their recipes. 

Blueberry Muffins
POINTS® Value: 4

Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 14 min
Cooking Time: 35 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

These muffins were a hit at our last recipe tasting. We couldn't decide which was better: the moist, blueberry-bursting cake or delicious crumb topping.

2 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1 large egg(s)
1 cup(s) sugar, divided
3/4 cup(s) reduced-fat sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk, divided
2 cup(s) blueberries, washed and picked over
2 Tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place muffin liners in a 12-hole muffin tin.
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat egg with 3/4 cup of sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and beat until thoroughly combined; blend in vanilla extract.
Add half of flour mixture and half of milk to sugar mixture; beat until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture and milk; beat until smooth.
Fold in blueberries and fill each muffin liner about 3/4 full; set aside.

To make streusel topping, in a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup each of sugar and flour. Pour in melted butter and combine with fingertips. Divide crumb mixture over muffins; gently press into top of muffin batter with fingertips.

Bake until slightly golden and a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pans for about 10 to 15 minutes and then transfer muffins onto racks to cool completely. Yields 1 muffin per serving.

Notes - You can use any combination of fresh berries in this recipe. Frozen berries are fine to use as long as you make sure they’re completely thawed first.



TCKK said...

Cathy, congrats on your weight loss. I think 5.6lb.s is awesome. It's better than gaining, which is what I seem to be doing right now. ;-) Take care.

By the way, you should be receiving your gift anytime. The other winner got hers today and they were mailed at the same time.