Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops Low Calorie, Low Fat

Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops Low Calorie and low fat Muffin tops filled with blueberries and fresh lemon juice.

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I loved these! Can't wait to make them again. Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops Low Calorie Low Fat Breakfast or Snack

These Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops were an inspiration of my daughters. She happened to see Lemons for Lulu’s Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies on Pinterest and fell in love with them.  She wanted to make them right away.  I didn’t have a boxed blueberry muffin mix so it went on our very long list of recipes to make.  By the time I remembered to buy some blueberry muffin mix, she was back in school and forgot about the cookies.  I happened to find the muffin mix when I was cleaning out the pantry.

So I decided to make some muffin tops instead.  Did you know a normal blueberry muffin you can buy at a store or bakery has about 460 calories?  The gigantic ones are even worse!  I know, I know, I could have simply made muffins out of the muffin mix, but no, I just cannot.  I cannot help myself, I love to repurpose food.  So I made muffin tops instead.  Earth shattering isn’t it? Muffin tops from muffin mix.  Ok, so it isn’t my most inventive recipe, but I did add some decent nutrition to these little purple beauties.
I loved these! Can't wait to make them again. Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops Low Calorie Low Fat Breakfast or Snack

Sometimes I wonder if blueberries are my favorite fruit because of their luscious purple color.  After all, purple is my favorite color.  I could totally be fickle like that.  The fresh lemon zest and juice is a fabulous addition to these muffin tops.  It adds fresh flavor really making the flavor pop.  Plus my daughter is a huge lemon fan.  It was the mix of the blueberry and lemons that originally made her love the cookie recipe.  I am sure the fact that they were cookies had nothing to do with it, or that cheesecake (her most favorite cake ever) was in the title.  I am sure she greatly appreciated the health benefits of blueberries and lemons.  Doesn’t every 8-year-old?  I wish!

I loved these! Can't wait to make them again. Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops Low Calorie Low Fat Breakfast or Snack

One thing muffin tops totally have over regular muffins, they are so much easier to freeze. I can easily stack them on top of each other and they stay. I can put them in my overly stuffed freezer and they stay put. Other muffins tend to tumble out as soon as I open the freezer door. Frozen food falling onto your toe is not a great way to start the day. If you are going to freeze them, put them on a baking sheet and freeze. Once they are frozen solid, pop them into a plastic freezer bag. This way they will not stick together. You can grab one without three coming out. It is a nifty little trick. Make a batch and enjoy the scrumptious combination of lemon and blueberry for yourself.

I loved these! Can't wait to make them again. Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops Low Calorie Low Fat Breakfast or Snack

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Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops Low Calorie, Low Fat

Course Baked Good, Breakfast, Muffins, Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 147 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 box wild blueberry muffin mix with can blueberries (like Krusteaz)
  • 2 lemons , zested and juiced
  • About 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp . oil
  • 3 tbsp . 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a whoopee pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Rinse and drain the blueberries.
  3. Mix every thing but blueberries together in a medium bowl until just combined.
  4. Fold in the blueberries.
  5. Place 3 tbsp. batter into each whoopie cup.
  6. Bake for 13 to 17 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom and edges.
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool.
  8. Refill with remaining batter and repeat baking.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops Low Calorie, Low Fat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I calculated 6 Weight Watcher smart points

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Nice! Just the tops of muffins are usually enough for me. These would be great with my morning coffee!
  2. Muffin tops are a great idea!
  3. love this recipe!! I've always been a fan of blueberry and lemon desserts and this one combines the two in a healthier way! Genius!
  4. Blueberry and lemon is one of my all time favorite flavor combos. And the muffin tops are the best part of the muffin! Love it.
  5. Wowza! That is a lot of calories for a muffin and the muffin tops are the best part anyway. Last night I had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins but didn't have the ingredients. I'm going to have to pick the ingredients up and give this a try!
  6. I love the idea of making muffin tops instead of the whole muffin. What a great addition adding the lemon and lemon zest as well. Yum!
  7. Top o' the muffin to you! (yes, I'm making a Seinfeld reference--LOL) The tops ARE the best part, and I love that you found a way to do that with the switch of a baking pan. Will definitely have to try this VERY soon! Thanks for the great idea!
  8. muffins tops are the best part :) who needs the rest, and I love the you can make a box mix healthy
  9. What a wonderful idea! The tops are the best part anyway. Pinned for later. xo, Catherine
  10. Blueberries are my favorite fruit also! I love them and can eat the whole container on my own with no problem! Your daughters inspiration looks yummy!
  11. I am a huge blueberry fan, too. I love that you used Greek yogurt in these. Even though they started as a mix, I think you made them so much more than "just a mix."
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Kristen, I love to doctor up mixes although I also love to bake from scratch. It is fun to play around and give people options.
  12. Great recipe! I really need to make some muffin tops sometime soon!
  13. I always eat the muffin top and not the rest. This is perfect! sounds delicious!
  14. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says
    Until this post, I had never heard of a whoopie pan. I will have to get me one of those! These muffin tops look delicious :).
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Erica, That is how I felt when I first saw the pan in a recipe. I ordered it right away. It is awesome for eggs too.
  15. How delicious do these look Christie!? I love your photos too!
  16. Hi. These look delicious! I'm definitely going to try. I had Bariatric surgery, and was wondering would it spoil the recipe if I added protein powder?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Carmen, I think you would need to add additional liquid if you were adding protein powder. I'm not sure how much. I would try a scoop of protein powder and maybe 2 tbsp. to 1/4 cup water to begin with. Hope that helps, Christie

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