I sometimes think that people believe low-fat, low calorie recipes are not delicious. I am sure that may be true for some things but as much as I like food, I want to eat things that taste great. I also want to prepare food that my entire family will enjoy so that we can eat healthy together and no one feels deprived. My son loves muffins and in the past I've made some recipes to disguise protein that I've added to the recipe. Last night I decided that since I have two picky eaters in the house (my mom is visiting) I'd make something that I thought everyone would enjoy.
While reading the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans I noticed an great oats and applesauce muffin recipe that inspired me to make these muffins. I didn't have the ingredients needed to make those muffins so I thought about what I had in my refrigerator and searched the internet for recipes that utilized sour cream. Yup, sour cream makes muffins and cakes really moist and I had an entire container of non-fat sour cream on hand! I found a blueberry muffin recipe that I tweaked - you can find the original here.
Moist Mango Muffins
2 cups Unbleached Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tablesppon baking powder
4 tablespoons low fat I Can't Believe It's Not Butter melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups Frozen Mango pieces (I used Trader Joe's)
These muffins are so moist it is unbelievable. I used mangos because that is what I had on hand in my freezer but I am sure you could use any frozen fruit that you enjoy. I am not sure of the actual caloric content of my recipe but the original had 160 calories and 9 grams of fat(using butter and full fat sour cream). If I had to guess, I'd say my recipe probably has 13o calories and 3 grams of fat.