Sunshine Muffins

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What You Need:

  • 1/3 C of butter, room temperature
  • Splenda to equal 1/2 C of sugar
  • 1/2 C of regular sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp lemon peel, grated
  • 2 C of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 C of fat free plain yogurt

How to Make It:

  1. Allow the oven to preheat to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a muffin tin well with a nonstick cooking spray or use paper liners.
  3. Beat the butter, sugar substitute and regular sugar together until crumbly.
  4. Beat in the egg whites.
  5. Add the lemon peel and stir until well combined.
  6. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and baking soda.
  7. Alternating between the flour mixture and yogurt add a little a time stirring after each addition.
  8. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full of the batter.
  9. Bake 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool 5 minutes in the pan then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 12 muffins

These muffins are sure to add a little sunshine to anyone’s morning. The smell of them baking will have everyone up and ready to start their day. They do have a distinct lemon flavor so if you’re not a fan of lemon these muffins may not be for you.

Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 15 minutes
Total Time: approximately 30 minutes plus cooling

Nutritional Information: (approximate value per 1 muffin)
Calories 171; Fat 5g; Saturated Fat 3g; Carbohydrates 27g; Fiber 1g; Protein 4g; Cholesterol 14mg; Sodium 186mg