Low-Sugar Raspberry Muffin Love

Raspberry-Muffins-Closeup

Hello, ShuGar Loves! Hope you all had a nice week. I cannot thank you enough for all the love you’ve shown as we prepare to welcome ShuGar Boy any minute now. Your support has touched both of our hearts. So lucky to have each and every one of you in our lives!

This is an extra special post because I am a self-professed foodie who is challenged in the kitchen department. I do love my food, but I struggle with cooking because I lack the talent to invent recipes. Thank goodness I am surrounded by great cooks and one of them is my sister-in-law. She’s kind of a cooking goddess in my eyes because, as a practicing nutritionist, she makes delicious meals that are healthy.

The last time I saw her, she gave Mr. ShuGar and I these tasty raspberry muffins and I fell in love at first bite! I was happy to learn that they are low in sugar, which helps me now with my borderline gestational diabetes. Want to know the best part about this recipe? It’s super duper easy to make!

All-IngredientsIngredients:

1 1/2 cups of flour (can replace with 1/2 whole wheat flour or use all whole wheat flour)

2 tsps baking powder

1/2 cup whole oats

1/3 cup steel cut oats

1/4 cup egg beaters

1 cup skim milk (I used reduced fat milk)

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup plain yogurt

sugar, honey, or splenda to taste

1 cup of desired fruit (e.g. raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, dried fruit like apricots or cherries)

1 cup of desired nuts (e.g. walnuts, pecans)

Cooking Time: 15 minutes or until muffins are golden brown

Serving size: 20-24 mini muffins

Mix-Oil-Milk-Egg-beaters Mix together the milk, egg beaters, and oil.

Milk Eggs Oil

Next, add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Flour

Flour

Baking powder

Baking-Powder

Whole oats

Oats

Steel cut oats

Steel Cut Oats

Plain yogurt

Yogurt

Sugar, splenda, or honey to taste. I used honey and very little of it.

Honey

My sis-in-law advised me to not over-mix, which I tend to do frequently. It should look something like these before and after pics below.

All-ingredients-unmixed Mixed-Ingredients

Next, gently add one cup each of the desired fruit and nuts. I used raspberries (Mr. ShuGar’s fave) and walnuts (high in DHA for ShuGar Baby).

Raspberries Walnuts

Grease your mini-muffin cups with cooking spray. Of course, I had to use my heart muffin trays.

Spray

Fill the cups to the top.

Fill-Muffins

Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until muffins are golden brown.

Muffins-Baked

Once they are done, let them cool a bit and enjoy! I personally love eating my muffins when they are still hot and I add a bit of butter in the middle. Oh, pure heaven!

Raspberry-Muffins

Hope you get a chance to try this recipe and savor this healthy treat. I finally have been able to satisfy my sugar craving.  A big thanks to my sis-in-law for sharing her recipe with all of us!

Happy Friday to all!

Photo credit: Carmen Garcia-Shushtari

  • Fiona Naughton

    These look and sound amazing! My son loves raspberries so I’m going to give these a go for him. Thanks so much for sharing, delighted to have stumbled upon your lovely blog.

    Fiona @ http://www.dollydowsie.com

    • Thanks, Fiona! I love your name. Yeah, they’d be great for him because you can decide the amount of sugar you want. Happy you stopped by! I’m following you now, too.

      • Fiona Naughton

        Thank you for stopping by my blog & following, I did the same when I stumbled across yours. Buying the ingredients for these lovelies today, can’t wait to give them a go 🙂

        • Mrs. ShuGar

          You are very welcome! So happy to meet another rad blogger. Excited you bought these ingredients. Please tell me how you liked them. They’re so yummy and delicious. Thanks for visiting!

        • You are very welcome! So happy to meet another rad blogger. Excited you bought these ingredients. Please tell me how you liked them. They’re so yummy and delicious. Thanks for visiting!

  • Yummy!!! I wish you could send me one via email. LOL wouldn’t that be awesome? 🙂 Happy weekend amiga

    • Wouldn’t that be nice? I know you’d love them! Happy weekend, too, amiga linda!

  • Loreal Elder

    These are so adorable! They’re a must make! ♥‿♥

    • Most definitely! Hope you enjoy them!

  • Kate Hardy

    Wait LOW sugar on ShugarLove? What a crazy thought. 😉 These look divine, now all i need is the heart shaped muffin tin!

    • You crack me up! I know, right? Who would have thought? Well, it is true and these are pretty darn delicious. They taste even better in the heart time =) Happy weekend!

  • These little guys look delicious. I am not a cook or a baker, but if I had to choose one-I’d bake. My favorite thing to bake are macarons. My baker friend helps. :)) I’ll try to make these muffins, since your steps are very clear. Thanks!

    xo,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

    • Oh, they sure are! Me neither, but I try real hard to be. Wow! You know how to bake macaroon? I’d love to have that recipe. These muffins are super, duper easy so def give them a try!

  • Adrienne Bolton

    Great looking blog! I love your bio there in the sidebar and that picture? It’s perfection! Thanks for connecting with me! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

    • Thanks, Adrienne! So happy you love it. Means a lot to me! That pic was taken at our wedding and it’s one of my faves. So happy to connect with you and have you follow along. I appreciate you visiting!

  • Julie

    These muffins look really good!

  • Ciara @Teaspoon of Life

    These look amazing, I love raspberry! I want one of these so bad right now! By the way I nominated you for a liebster award http://teaspoonoflifeblog.com/2014/04/01/liebster-award/

    • Thanks, Ciara! Love your name =) Raspberries are one of my fave fruits because they aren’t too sweet. You should give the recipe a try when you have time. Thanks so much for the nomination! I actually just got nominated a few weeks ago. Lucky me to be nominated twice in a month =)

      • Ciara @Teaspoon of Life

        Thanks so much, I like it too! 🙂 Yea I think that why I love raspberries too and I will definitely give them a try very soon. I love almost everything raspberry! Your welcome for the nominations, and wow lucky you to be nominated twice in a month! 🙂