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Low carb/ no sugar high fiber Cranberry muffins

I made these last night and they turned out so good!. I improvised and added whey protein powder to make them high in good protein.... I also substituted the Olive Oil with Coconut oil as coconut oil burns in the body like a fast carb rather than a fat and help with metabolism.

I baked some... and microwaved some...both turned out really great!

Cranberries are so high in antioxidants and also are very low in sugar... and high in fiber. A perfect food!!


CINNAMON CRANBERRY FLAX MUFFINS

  • 1 cup whole fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cup flax seed meal (can easily grind your own)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free syrup such as Da Vinci's or Torinis or 1/2 C sugar equivalent from from your choice of artificial sweetener (if powdered, dissolve in 1/2 cup water)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional for topping)
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
<h5 class="heading-style-a p-col">Preparation</h5> Preheat oven to 350 F.
Liberally butter muffin tins. Makes anywhere from 12 to 24 muffins. Do not use paper muffin liners - they will stick.

1. Pour boiling water over cranberries. Let sit for 5 minutes and pour off water.

2. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients (minus the cranberries) separately, then mix them together.

3. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes to thicken.

4. Fold in cranberries.

5. Fill each muffin cup about half way, and sprinkle with nuts.

6. Bake about 15 minutes (a little longer if you're only making 12) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Keep up to a week in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer.

For 12 muffins: Assuming a zero-carb sweetener, each muffin has 2 grams effective carbohydrate plus 6 grams fiber and 6 grams protein.
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: Low carb/ no sugar high fiber Cranberry muffins

How much sugar?

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Esteemed Contributor
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Re: Low carb/ no sugar high fiber Cranberry muffins

Just looked it up. Cranberries unsweetened have VERY little sugar. Great recipe.

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Re: Low carb/ no sugar high fiber Cranberry muffins

Here are the foods from our food nutrition database that were used for the nutrition calculations of this recipe.

Calories per serving of Low Carb Cranberry Muffins

47 calories of *Flax Seed Meal (ground flax), (1.33 tbsp)

38 calories of Olive Oil, (0.02 cup)

23 calories of Egg, fresh, whole, raw, (0.27 extra large)

4 calories of Cinnamon, ground, (0.20 tbsp)

3 calories of Cranberries, (0.07 cup, whole)

3 calories of Vanilla Extract, (0.07 tbsp)

1 calories of Nutmeg, ground, (0.07 tsp)

0 calories of Baking Powder, (0.07 tsp)

0 calories of Salt, (0.03 tsp)

0 calories of splenda, (0.03 cup)

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Re: Low carb/ no sugar high fiber Cranberry muffins

tried to down load nutritional info but it will not work for some reason. Here is the website with that info:

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calories.asp?recipe=169522

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Re: Low carb/ no sugar high fiber Cranberry muffins

On 11/23/2014 Bungo said:

How much sugar?

Her opening said no sugar. HTH.

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Re: Low carb/ no sugar high fiber Cranberry muffins

On 11/23/2014 qualitygal said:
On 11/23/2014 Bungo said:

How much sugar?

Her opening said no sugar. HTH.

The cranberries are very very low in natural sugar.