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Raisin Bran Muffins, a Low Calorie Recipe

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Brand your breakfast with these tasty, lower calorie muffins.

Muffins prepared with raisin bran cereal can add a healthy note to your weight loss plan, particularly when you're craving something sweet to eat - but when you don't want that treat to end up adding too many calories to your daily total.

This recipe makes use of low fat dairy products which cut caloric content significant - as well as the unhealthy dietary fat.

Raisin Bran Muffin Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Skim Milk
Dash of Salt (optional)
2 Teaspoons of Sifted Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon (optional)
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract (optional)

1/4 cup of Light, Reduced Fat Margarine
1 Small Egg or you can use Egg Substitute if you prefer
1 Cup of your favorite Raisin Bran Cereal
1/4 cup Splenda
OR you can use real sugar if you wish, but add 200 calories to the recipe total

How to Prepare Our Raisin Bran Muffin Recipe

raisin bran muffin recipeMix ingredients until they are all incorporated, but take care not to be too aggressive. Spoon into muffin cups and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until toothpick can be inserted into center of muffin and comes out clean - about 20 minutes.

Makes six muffins for about 125 calories each.

Cooking Notes

The reason why we recommend sifting the baking powder is because it tends to clump and is resistant about breaking apart when it meets with liquid. If you have ever bitten into a particular food and tasted an ingredient that was extremely bitter as well as hard, you probably bit into a clump of baking powder that refused to dissolve.

An unpleasant experience indeed - one that you or the people who enjoy your muffins shouldn't have to experience.

Calories in Raisin Bran Cereal

'Cold' cereal commercially sold contains about 200 calories on average per one cup serving. Here are some popular brands for your comparison shopping before you prepare this lower calorie recipe:

Post Raisin Bran Cereal: 1 cup contains 189 calories, 1 total fat gram.

Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! Cereal: 1 cup contains 168 calories, 2.50 total fat grams.

Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cereal: 1 cup contains 185 calories, 1.29 total fat grams.

Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch Cereal: 1 cup contains 188 calories, 1.01 total fat grams.

Malt-O-Meal Raisin Bran Cereal: One cup contains 213 calories, 1.17 total fat grams.

General Mills Raisin Nut Bran Cereal: 3/4 cup contains 180 calories, 3 total fat grams.

General Mills Total Raisin Bran Cereal: 1 cup contains 160 calories, 1 total fat gram.

General Mills Fiber One, Raisin Bran Clusters Cereal: 1 cup contains 172 calories, 1.16 total fat grams.

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