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(No Sugar Added) Blueberry Muffins

In Dessert on July 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm

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Eep summer!  This is the best time of year (aside from the sweltering heat). I love going through the farmers market and co-op and eyeing an abundance of delicious fruit.  I once read through a little survey that was intended to narrow the fruit tastes that you prefer and I honestly loved all of them.

I have been eating delicious blueberries by the mouthful!  As that seemed a little wasteful, I decided that I needed to bake something with my latest batch of muffins.  Unfortunately, I was completely out of sugar.  I would usually substitute with honey or syrup but I wanted to try something new.  So I decided to go without a sweetener and use pineapple juice.  While I was at it, I nixed the usual oil and butter.

My girlfriend said the resulting muffins tasted “pure” – like from nature.  I have to be honest, I missed the sweetener a bit, but these muffins were way less bad for you than your average muffin- even Dunkin Donut’s reduced fat blueberry muffin has 10 g of fat and 400 calories!

Nutritional Info
Per Serving (1 muffin – makes 10)

Calories 117.9
Total Fat 0.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 267.6 mg
Potassium 64.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Sugars 6.9 g
Protein 3.2 g

in the land of the muffin

The directions and more pictures are after the jump….

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Good Deed Summer Fruit Cobbler

In Dessert on July 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm

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Good evening wonderful people.

Today was an absolute scorcher yet I chose today to run all over town.  When I arrived back home, I parked next to a sweat drenched woman whose car wouldn’t start.  She asked me for help but, honestly, she would have been better off asking a spoon- she would have received just as useless of a response but with more finesse.  Fortunately, my super kind boyfriend put down his bar review books for a few minutes to help our new neighbor.  After a mild electric shock and a few choice French words, the woman cruised away in her functioning vehicle.  Josh completed his good deed for the day!

What was your good deed for the day?

Mine was baking this delicious cobbler!  Check out this bad boy!

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It consists of peaches and plums covered in a sweet and crunch crust.  This is a whole grain, guilt-free dessert that you can feel good about.  I got the idea from Fat Free Vegan’s Plum Cobbler, although I made a few alterations.

Read more after the jump!

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