Low-Fat Strawberry Muffins #SundaySupper

Spring!!! Oh how I have longed for you this year. It has been a horrible year for winter colds, especially with such a young baby in the house, which has made winter very unwelcome. But the air is warming up, buds are already appearing on the plants and my seedlings are growing. One long awaited ingredient that makes its way back into our house more regularly during spring are berries. My daughter is too young to understand the concept of seasonal food but she understands the taste. It is a bit of a challenge trying to explain to a 3 1/2 year old that those blueberries she is so desperate for me to buy aren’t going to taste as nice. Sure enough everytime I fall victim to her pleading during the winter months she doesn’t want to eat them. But come spring when they are starting to hit their season they are back on our table and she can’t get enough of them. I don’t blame her, berries are so full of flavour when they are in season but they are a delicate enough flavour that when out of season they are bland and not very sweet. So come spring once they start hitting the stores and markets we do tend to go a little crazy. And why not, they are healthy and I can still buy them instead of sweets and cookies and toddler still sees them as big of a treat. I know those days probably aren’t long lived but as long as they are here I plan on taking full advantage of it.

Today I decided to share some strawberry muffins that I actually made last year, that are also lower in fat so if you are like us and trying to not indulge and lose weight these are a great treat as they are only 89 calories a muffin. I am so excited for the spring inspiration, how about you?

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Strawberry-muffins

Low-Fat Strawberry Muffins

125g (1 c.) plain flour
120g (1 c.) whole wheat flour
100g (1/2 c.) sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter, melted
122g (1/2 c.) applesauce
2 egg whites
200g (1 c.) fresh strawberries, chopped
2 Tbsp strawberry jam *optional
Recipe adapted from Food

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Preheat oven to 200 C (400 F). Combine and sift dry ingredients together. Add the melted butter, applesauce and egg whites and mix together.
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Carefully stir in strawberries and strawberry jam.
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Pour batter into prepared muffin tins. I used muffin liners to avoid having to use any oil sprays.
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Place muffins into your pre-heated oven and bake 15-20 minutes. Yields 15 muffins.

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18 thoughts on “Low-Fat Strawberry Muffins #SundaySupper

  • March 22, 2015 at 11:16 am
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    Looks good! I’m saving this recipe for strawberry season.

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  • March 22, 2015 at 2:27 pm
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    I love that you made these beauties lowfat! Then there won’t be so much guilt when I go back for seconds 🙂

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  • March 22, 2015 at 7:57 pm
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    I am all about losing a few pounds this spring, your muffins are a must try, thank you!!

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  • March 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm
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    Strawberry muffins, I prefer them so much over the chocolate ones! 😉

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  • March 22, 2015 at 8:40 pm
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    You’re certainly kicking off spring the right way–these muffins are the cutest, and they look absolutely perfect for brekkie 🙂 cheers, and happy Sunday!

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  • March 22, 2015 at 9:21 pm
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    I love how healthy these muffins are. What a wonderful recipe.

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  • March 22, 2015 at 10:52 pm
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    I love a lighter version of a muffin with coffee! Some muffins are loaded with unnecessary calories and sugars. This looks perfect! (and figure friendly!)

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  • March 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm
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    Yum! I love strawberry anything. Great post and recipe!

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  • March 25, 2015 at 12:43 am
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    You know, I have had good luck with frozen organic blueberries- they’re picked in season and frozen. For baking, I’ve found they have comparable flavor to fresh blueberries in season. Usually they don’t cost much different than fresh, either. 🙂

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    • March 27, 2015 at 6:53 am
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      Oh yes we stick to frozen fruit for baking and such during winter months.

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  • April 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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    I need to make more muffins. These sound absolutely wonderful. Love the calorie count here too, my husband eats half a dozen in one sitting so I’ll feel okay about these!

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