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Simple Recipes for Tasty Non-Fat Low-Calorie Muffins

Line muffin tins with cupcake papers, or spray each cup well with no-calorie, fat-free cooking spray.

Line muffin tins with cupcake papers, or spray each cup well with no-calorie, fat-free cooking spray.

Cranberry Corn Muffins


  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg white, whipped
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup chopped cranberries


  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • enough skim milk to equal 3/4 cup


Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix vinegar and milk, let stand 5 minutes. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl, wet ingredients in another. Add milk mixture and cranberries to wet ingredients, blend well. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Spray or line muffin tin, fill each cup 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes or until golden.

Makes 12 muffins.

Carrot Cake Muffins


  • 1 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1-1/3 cups carrots, grated
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg in one bowl. In a separate container, combine carrots, zucchini, milk, sour cream, and egg whites. Stir wet and dry ingredients just until moistened. Add raisins, if desired. Fill prepared muffin cups almost to the top with batter. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden.

Makes 12 muffins.


  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup fat free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup apple, peeled and grated

Cinnamon-Apple Bran Muffins


  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix all dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, stir together until moistened. Add apple, fold in. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers or spray with non-stick spray. Scoop 1/4 of batter into each cup. Bake 18-20 minutes.

Makes 12 muffins.


Banana Spice Muffins


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup brewed nonfat chai


Preheat oven to 350 F. Stir flour, salt, and baking powder together. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, cottage cheese, and egg whites, then add bananas and chai. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and blend until smooth. Divide evenly among 12 lined or sprayed muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins.

Pumpkin Muffins


  • 1 cup canned cooked pumpkin
  • 1 cup bran cereal, crushed
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
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Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately. Combine. Spoon into prepared muffin tin, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins.

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jloz dawg on May 17, 2012:

I absolutely love cooking but in all honesty us skinny minnies need to see a calorie count before we can actually consider baking these muffins... A whole nutritional table woould be apprecited and would definitely separate you from your competition. Peace out A town.. dodo dodo dododo ooooooooooooo

ma on November 07, 2011:

I like to cook thanx for this recipes

abby on October 12, 2011:

the respy are the best

Alex on August 27, 2011:

they real yum love the idea of the pumkin it my favorite lovin it so gona make them and use in my restaurant

allUneed2know on July 24, 2011:

omg they look sooooo good XD i'm going to try to make them :P but i don't have any cranberries, can i put something else instead?

Angel Ward from Galveston, TX on June 10, 2010:

Wow, thank you Maddie, these look great!!

Kelly on March 02, 2008:

I made the Banana Spice muffins today. Though the texture isn't quite the same as a regular muffin, the taste is great. I used Chai tea, I think next time I'd also add a bit of cinnamon.

aluminum on November 24, 2007:

I just baked those cranberry corn muffins and they are great!!

Thanks for a great recipe.

aluminum on November 23, 2007:

The Cranberry Corn Muffins look great, I have a bunch in the freezer and will try baking these tommorrow!

mailboxmoney from SPAIN on July 01, 2007:

thanks for these great muffin recipes. im doing a post on some cookie recipes and will be linking back to this hub at

Louie Jerome from UK on June 15, 2007:

Makes me hungry because I'm on a diet!!! Cranberry corn muffins...yum!

spacebull from Space on June 15, 2007:

Stuff on the pics looks delicious :)

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