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Cranberry Cornmeal Muffins

Low Calorie Recipe

Cranberries and cornmeal team up to create tender tasty Cranberry Cornmeal Muffins that weigh in at under 100 calories per muffin. Buttermilk keeps fat down and muffins moist.

Cranberries in a basket


1 cup unbleached flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg white, whipped
3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk* (see note)
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 cup chopped cranberries

Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Prepare muffin pans with cooking spray and flour; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, 1/3-cup sugar, and baking powder. In another mixing bowl, combine egg white, buttermilk, sour cream, and lemon peel, and cranberries. Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Recipe Note

*Fat-Free Buttermilk: Combine 2-teaspoons vinegar with enough milk to equal 3/4-cup; let stand five minutes.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 12 servings
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories: 94; Total Fat: Less than 1g; Carbohydrates: 22g; Protein: 2g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 89mg

Percent Calories from Fat:  4-percent

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