Low-Calorie Muffins

Low in calories doesn't have to mean low in flavor. We've selected a batch of scrumptious, made-from-scratch muffin recipes for you to whip up -- including apple-streusel, smoked cheddar, traditional blueberry, and more! Best of all, they're all fewer than 200 calories per serving and have less than 8 grams of fat.

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    Apple-Streusel Muffiins

    Spice up your morning routine with a warm and crumbly apple-streusel muffin. Laced with brown sugar and packed with flaxseeds, pecans, and sliced apples, these muffins are perfect for a seasonal fall breakfast.

    Calories in this muffin: 163

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    Cranberry-Buttermilk Muffins

    Fresh cranberries take center stage in this batch of morning muffins, while a pinch of zesty orange peel brightens up the batter. Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar to give them sophisticated bakery appeal.

    Calories in this muffin: 163

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    This traditional muffin recipe is a blank canvas for all kinds of fun flavors, including lemon-poppy seed, blueberry, cheese, and oatmeal variations. Top 'em all off with our sweet (and simple) streusel topping.

    Calories in this muffin: 136

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    How to Make Muffins

    When it comes to making a delicious batch of muffins, it's all about the mixing. Watch and learn for tips and tricks on how to get perfectly rounded tops, straight from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen.

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    Apricot and Chevre Muffins

    The soft and tangy goat cheese in this muffin recipe is sure to satisfy your savory side, while dried apricots, brown sugar, and a drizzle of golden honey sweeten things up.

    Calories in this muffin: 166

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    Corn Muffins

    A scoop of plain low-fat yogurt makes these low-calorie corn muffins extra moist. Pick between honey-poppy seed, maple-bacon, and orange-cranberry variations.

    Calories in this muffin: 126

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    Smoked Cheddar Mini Muffins

    Make a lively batch of our mini cayenne-cheddar muffins as a side to dinner tonight. Split the savory batter into three bowls, then fill each with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or roasted red sweet peppers for a ready-to-share assortment.

    Calories in this muffin: 71

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    Cranberry-Pistachio Muffins

    Pop these cranberry-cardamom muffins out of the oven and enjoy their warm, flowery scent all day long. For a bit of crunch, swirl a handful of pistachio nuts into the batter before baking.

    Calories in this muffin: 149

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    Ginger-Pear Muffins

    Baked with oat bran, walnuts, and rolled oats, these pear-studded muffins offer a hearty fix of fiber. A pinch of ginger in the crumbly topping adds comforting flavor.

    Calories in this muffin: 149

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    Pumpkin Muffins

    The secret to these enticing low-calorie muffins? A combination of canned pumpkin, flavorful buckwheat, and a refreshing splash of antioxidant-rich orange juice.

    Calories in this muffin: 134

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    Curried Squash Muffins

    Curry and roasted butternut squash pair up in this spiced muffin recipe that's less than 150 calories per muffin. Dust the tops with powdered sugar for a sweet and pretty finish.

    Calories in this muffin: 141

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    Cranberry-Walnut Muffins

    Whole wheat flour and rolled oats add filling fiber to these healthy muffins. Cranberries and chopped walnuts make them a delicious anytime treat.

    Calories in this muffin: 161

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    Ginger-Blueberry Muffins

    Cake flour gives these updated blueberry muffins their fluffy texture. Thanks to molasses, fresh ginger, and other homey spices, you're likely to make this your go-to breakfast recipe.

    Calories in this muffin: 167

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    Banana Multigrain Streusel Muffins

    Opt for easy with this grab-and-go muffin that uses whole bran cereal and ripe bananas. A spoonful of sour cream in the batter makes these sweet muffins extra creamy.

    Calories in this muffin: 172

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    Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

    Zippy lemon peel offers a hint of citrus in every bite of this classic bakery staple. These warm, fruity muffins are low in sugar and get their natural sweetness from fresh blueberries.

    Calories in this muffin: 119

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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