Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tea on Tuesday: WW Blueberry Streusel Muffins

from: WeightWatchers.com
It seems to be that time of year when I fight to "maintain" my weight and NOT gain while trying to stay on my Weight Watchers program. You know how the holidays are...yummy. This can really be hard for those of us trying to stay on Weight Watchers and at the same time, not feel left out with all the holiday goodies. Here's a muffin recipe to the rescue! I think you could probably substitute any berry and it would be just as delicious. It's a moist cake with a delicious crumb topping & bursting with berry-flavor!


* 2 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour, divided
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp table salt
* 1 large egg(s)
* 1 cup(s) sugar, divided
* 3/4 cup(s) reduced-fat sour cream
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk, divided
* 2 cup(s) blueberries, washed and picked over
* 2 tbsp butter, melted

* Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place muffin liners in a 12-hole muffin tin.

* In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

* Using an electric mixer, beat egg with 3/4 cup of sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and beat until thoroughly combined; blend in vanilla extract.

* Add half of flour mixture and half of milk to sugar mixture; beat until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture and milk; beat until smooth.

* Fold in blueberries and fill each muffin liner about 3/4 full; set aside.

* To make streusel topping, in a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup each of sugar and flour. Pour in melted butter and combine with fingertips. Divide crumb mixture over muffins; gently press into top of muffin batter with fingertips.

* Bake until slightly golden and a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pans for about 10 to 15 minutes and then transfer muffins onto racks to cool completely.

Yields 1 muffin per serving.

Notes: You can use any combination of fresh berries in this recipe. Frozen berries are fine to use as long as you make sure they’re completely thawed first.
POINTS® Value: 4
Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 14 min
Cooking Time: 35 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate


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