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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cranberry Walnut Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins
1 Muffin = 3 PointsPlus™

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup Splenda granulated
3 TBSP canola oil
1/3 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or line a muffin pan.

In a large bowl, combine the 2 flours, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In a medium bowl, combine the egg substitute, milk, Splenda and oil. Add this mixture to the flour mixture; stir until just combined. Fold in the cranberries and walnuts. Spoon into muffin cups.

Bake 15 - 18 minutes or until tops are lightly browned and a wooden toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Cool in the muffin pan for 5 minutes on a rack and then remove the muffins from the pan.

MY SPIN: I think these need 'more' flavor. I would add more cinnamon and perhaps more cranberries. In chatting about this on Facebook, Shelly suggested perhaps adding some orange zest.

As a side note.....one of the ladies at my Friday meeting was wondering how many PointsPlus™ the new oatmeal at McDonald's is. Please sit down because I think you're going to be in shock. SEVEN. Yup....I said SEVEN!!!!! I think ...... no, I KNOW.....that's way too many P+ for oatmeal for me!!!

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court! *The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark.*

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