Blueberry-Craisin Almond Muffins

Today I had the baking bug, and for those that don’t know me, I love my sweets, BUT- I am always trying to figure out how to make something a little healthier. I do have my splurges and they are about one time a week. I love the real deal and will never be able to give that up. Well, for now anyways!

So, I was looking around on the internet and came across a muffin from The Natural Nutritionist. She has amazing recipes and I decided to make some of my typical tweaks and change this around a bit.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cup almond meal (ground up almonds)
4 egg whites
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup greek yogurt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup reduced sugar craisins
1/4 cup water
4-5 packets of Stevia (you can always use more or less, but I like things sweet)

Preheat oven to 350*
Mix all the dry ingredients together, then combine wet ingredients. Slowly stir in blueberries and craisins.

Blueberry-Cran almond muffin1

The batter will be slightly thicker because of the almond flour

Blueberry-Craisin Almond muffins

Blueberry-Craisin Almond muffin

I use a tablespoon and scoop out 2 heaping scoops filling about 2/3. Then flatten out or they will bake however you place them into the muffin tin

Blueberry-Craisin Almond Muffins

Blueberry-Craisin Almond Muffin

Bake about 25-28 minutes. Remove and let cool

Blueberry-Craisin Almond muffin

Blueberry-Craisin Almond muffin

These need to be refrigerated and will last about a week! Hope they don’t make it that long.

Total calories (aprox)(because of the almonds) 1876
Calories per muffin: 156 calories

Please let me know if you make them and what you think.

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About Lisa Lamb

This is a way for me to share my passion for living a healthy lifestyle, share my fitness journey and to create low calorie recipes for us and my daughter Makenna who has Prader-Willi Syndrome! Description My daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome which in a nutshell, (but please feel free to google for more information) will cause a chronic feeling of hunger that, coupled with a metabolism that utilizes drastically fewer calories than normal, can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. The food compulsion makes for constant supervision necessary. This page is dedicated to her. She inspires me everyday to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. I want to create a healthy environment for her. With my passion for nutrition and fitness, I hope I can spread awareness about PWS and create healthy recipes for her to enjoy with never feeling deprived. She has given me new hope to move forward with my passion in nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. My focus will be on childhood obesity, emphasizing in PWS. I look forward to sharing my journey with you all! ***Please note I am not a Registered Dietitian. I would classify myself as a "nutrition snob." I do all of this because I love learning about food and fitness. All the recipes posted are tired and can be adjusted to your lifestyle. ***
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