I came up with a healthy recipe for peach oatmeal muffins which have a hearty, nutty texture. Each muffin has approximately 98 calories. If brown sugar is used instead, the calorie count per muffin increases to 111. I used Xylitol (Ideal Brown no calorie brown sugar substitute) as a sweetener. This sweetener contains 101 calories per 1/2 cup. Packed brown sugar contains 415 calories per 1/2 cup.
Peach Oatmeal Pecan Muffins
3/4 cup fat free sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup natural applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup Ideal brown (Brown sugar substitute)
1 cup Old fashioned Oatmeal
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped peaches
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together lowfat milk, egg, sour cream, vegetable oil, applesauce, vanilla, and ideal brown in a small bowl until blended.
In a seperate bowl mix together oatmeal, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and chopped pecans.
Add muffin liners to a muffin tin and add batter.
Place in preheated oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes until heated through.
This recipe yields about 24 muffins at 98 calories each. Enjoy!