There are many reasons why people may choose a sugar free diet. Among these reasons include losing weight, managing blood sugar levels, preventing dental problems and controlling nerve pain. There are also many great healthy and sugar free foods that you can make for your family. If you love to eat muffins for breakfast in the morning, the following recipe shows you how to make delicious blueberry muffins without sugar.
Ingredients and Supplies
For this recipe, you will need one teaspoon of baking soda, one and a half cups of flour, 3/4 cups of Natvia sweetener and two teaspoons of baking powder. You will also need a pinch of salt, 2/3 cup of non-fat plain yogurt, 2/3 cup water and 3/4 cup of blueberries.
Be sure to have a medium-sized mixing bowl and a large spoon to mix your ingredients together. Other supplies you will need include low-fat cooking spray or grease, muffin tins or a loaf pan, measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a toothpick. You may also need a knife if you choose to substitute strawberries in place of blueberries.
This recipe will make about one dozen blueberry muffins, and they will take a total of about 30 minutes to make. This includes 10 minutes of preparation time and 20 minutes of cooking time. This recipe is quite simple as there are not many steps for you to follow.
First, you will need to combine and mix together the flour, Natvia sweetener, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Next, add your water and plain yogurt and mix together thoroughly. Now, slowly mix in the berries a little at a time, stirring carefully so as not to damage them.
Grease or spray a muffin tin and fill each cup about 3/4 full. Bake your muffins for about 18 minutes at about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Your muffins are done when the tops are golden brown and a toothpick stuck into the middle of one comes out clean. Allow your muffins to cool for about 20 minutes. This will make it easier to remove them from the pan.
Each muffin contains approximately 71 calories. Additionally, one muffin contains about .3 grams of fat, no cholesterol, 193.5 milligrams of sodium, 15.9 grams carbs, 2.4 grams dietary fiber and 2.8 grams protein. Further, one muffin offers about seven percent of your daily recommended calcium, two and a half percent of Vitamin C and almost two percent of manganese and phosphorus.
If you prefer raspberries to blueberries, you can make this same recipe using raspberries instead. Other great substitutions include blackberries, mulberries, huckleberries and diced strawberries. If you wish, you can also pour your batter into a loaf pan instead of muffin tins for a great tasting breakfast bread.
Lucas is a Health and Nutrition expert from Sydney, Ausralia. He says that more and more people are choosing to cut sugar from their diets and go with natural, stevia based sweeteners, such as Natvia. For more information on Natvia, visit Natvia.com.au.