Light Muffins: 60 Recipes for Sweet and Savory Low-Fat Muffins and Spreads

Light Muffins: 60 Recipes for Sweet and Savory Low-Fat Muffins and Spreads

by Beatrice A. Ojakangas
     
 
Muffins for breakfast, muffins for snacks, muffins with a meal, even muffins for dessert! America loves muffins, but recently everyone has become aware that this popular treat can be a minefield of fat and calories. Now, in Light Muffins, Beatrice Ojakangas turns this favorite food into a delicious, healthful, low-fat treat.

Replacing high-fat ingredients, such as

Overview

Muffins for breakfast, muffins for snacks, muffins with a meal, even muffins for dessert! America loves muffins, but recently everyone has become aware that this popular treat can be a minefield of fat and calories. Now, in Light Muffins, Beatrice Ojakangas turns this favorite food into a delicious, healthful, low-fat treat.

Replacing high-fat ingredients, such as butter and oils, with naturally low-fat substitutes, such as fruit purees and extra liquid, Beatrice Ojakangas proves that muffins don't have to be bad for you to taste great. She fills chapters such as Breakfast and Brunch Muffins, Savory Muffins, Snack Muffins, Dessert Muffins, Fat-free Muffins, and Spreads with delicious muffin recipes to appeal to all tastes, and each of the 60 recipes is accompanied by a nutritional breakdown. Quick and simple to make, Beatrice's well-tested recipes ensure that the results are always moist, tender, and irresistible.

Beatrice Ojakangas, one of America's favorite bakers, brings her years of baking expertise to this book, and knows that if a muffin doesn't taste wonderful, it doesn't matter how good it is for you. Light Muffins is sure to be a staple on every baker's cookbook shelf, satisfying muffin cravings for any time of the day or night.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Like the low-fat muffins starring in these sure-to-please 60-plus recipes, this collection packs a lot of flavor in a palm-sized package. Ojakangas (Quick Breads Light Desserts) begins with a short course in technique (mix batter ``just until the dry ingredients are moistened'') and an explanation of how she reduced fat content to 30% or less while maintaining the characteristic flavor and tenderness of muffins (e.g., increasing amount of liquid, shortening baking time, raising oven temperature). Included among such traditional offerings as Breakfast Apple Muffins (with oatmeal, diced Granny Smith apple, currants and spices) and Orange-Cranberry Muffins, are slightly more elegant variations: Hazelnut-Pear, with lemon zest and nut oil, and Hot Cross Muffins, calling for cake flour and nonfat yogurt. Savory muffins include those made with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach and Dilly Cheese Muffins, made moist with nonfat cottage cheese. The chapter Dessert Muffins includes Chocolate Spice-Zucchini, using cocoa powder, nonfat buttermilk and nut oil. Recipes for fat-free muffins, most made with fruit purees, and spreads are included in this reliable, tempting collection. (July)
Alice Joyce
In the hands of this master baker, muffin making virtually becomes an art form. Ojakangas' cornucopia of low-fat recipes reflects the ever increasing demand for more healthful fare. It also reflects the research and development that went into reworking or converting formulations from a popular earlier book, "Muffins", in order to maintain taste and moistness while reducing or substituting certain ingredients. Among the more than 60 delectable recipes are such innovative treats as sun-dried tomato and spinach muffins and both savory and fruit spreads to enhance the baked goodies. Includes nutritional information for each offering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517700662
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Series:
The Low-Fat Kitchen Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.39(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Beatrice Ojakangas has written more than a dozen cookbooks, including Beatrice Ojakangas' Great Holiday Baking Book, Beatrice Ojakangas' Light and Easy Baking, Pot Pies, Quick Breads, Light Desserts, The Finnish Cookbook, and The Great Scandinavia, Baking Book. Beatrice works as a consultant for Pillsbury and other major food companies, teaches cooking classes, and writes for various food magazines. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

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