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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Brrrrr, it's cold in here!

    Other than baking and cleaning, I haven't really been doing much. It has been CHILLLLLY here! -17 and -22 (and those are the HIGHS) for the last two days! So what better way to heat up the kitchen on a cold winter's than to make some yummy little muffins. My mother made some Crock Pot Minestrone soup, and that warmed up my belly in no time!
       First off, this is not my recipe. But, this is a perfect accompaniment to a bowl of your favorite healthy soup! It is also super easy and a good way to sneak some veggies into your child's food without them really knowing it! ;) So let's get this delightful show on the road!!

Hungry Girl's Cheesy-Good Cornbread Muffins
- 1 cup canned cream-style corn
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (such as Eggbeaters)
- 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions (or green onions, as I have used)
- 2 tbsp Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Optional (but very delicious!): 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, Splenda, baking powder, and salt until mixed well.
In small bowl, mix together all of the other ingredients: corn, egg substitute, sour cream, cheese and scallions. Add the hot sauce, if you like.

The corn is in there too, I swear!

Add the contents of the small bowl to the large one and stir until mixed thoroughly.

 Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups and/or spray with nonstick spray. Evenly distribute muffin batter among the cups.
Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until muffins are firm and light golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes, and then enjoy!

That's my boyfriend with me. He's pretty cute. :)

Makes 12 servings
For 1 muffin
Calories - 85, Fat - 1.5g, Sodium - 240 mg, Carbs - 14g, Fiber - 1 g, Protein - 4g

Enjoy the muffins, and keep warm!!

1 comment:

  1. these are delish!! Will soon have to whip up another batch. Yes Laurnie, perfect way to warm you up! :)