I mentioned yesterday, that I got a new cookbook for Christmas.
As I was reading through it, I saw a recipe for baked donuts. I’ve made several variations and I love lemon poppyseed, so I set out to make them. One problem, I don’t have a donut shaped pan to bake them in, and the batter was more like muffin batter, so I turned them into mini muffins instead!
They actually came out really good too! The ingredients listed below is double the recipe. If you have a donut pan, it makes 12 donuts for this recipe. I made 40 mini muffins.
Each muffin is only 53 calories, 1.2 grams of fat and 10 carbs and 5 grams of sugar.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cups skim milk (or buttermilk)
2/3 cups yogurt, plain, low fat
2 tablespoons Canola oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
You can also make a glaze with 3 TB. of powdered sugar with 1 – 2 tsp. of skim milk added. Just mix that together and drizzle over the top.
The only thing I would have done differently is added more lemon juice and lemon zest. I squeezed half a lemon into the batter, and I think the whole lemon would have been perfect.
I subscribe to Men’s Health e-mails, because they always have the worst food lists and a suggestion for a lower cal alternative. Since it’s the end of the year, they have profiled the 20 worst foods of 2010 in restaurants. Check out the article HERE. It’s a HUGE eye opener as to how insane calories in entrees have become. Did you know that an order of large fries at Five Guys Burgers is 1,464 calories 71 g fat and 213 mg sodium?? And people eat that WITH a burger! Yikes.
So, my advice is don’t eat that stuff!
I stepped on the scale today and it wasn’t good! So, I got a huge salad from the salad bar at a restaurant near my office (brought my own dressing) and I have spinach, cauliflower, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, red onions, carrots, peas, celery and it is SO GOOD!
I have to get back on track ASAP – who’s with me??