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Scrumptious Low-Carb Craisin Coffeecake Muffin Recipe

Looking for a delicously wonderful and healthy dessert? Try our low-carb coffeecake muffin recipe -- with or without craisins. No sugar.

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Low-Carb Coffeecake Muffin Recipe

From the kitchen of Dr. Randall Hansen

What follows is a very easy recipe for making delicious no-sugar, low-carb coffeecake muffins, with craisins. It takes about 20 minutes of prep time, and another 18-20 minutes for baking.

Makes 12 muffins

This recipe is for basic, no-sugar coffeecake muffins -- but we do add craisins to the basic recipe during the holidays.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups Splenda for muffins + 1 cup Splenda for topping/filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I start with 1 cup, but use up to an additional 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Low-Carb Baking Mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup craisins or raisins (optional)
  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place cupcake papers in 2 six-muffin or 1 12-muffin muffin tin
    2. Cream butter and a cup Splenda until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Blend in the Greek yogurt
    3. Mix flour, baking powder, soda into another bowl; blend into the creamed mixture, mixing well
    4. Fill each muffin cup in muffin tins halfway with batter
    5. Mix nuts with remaining cup of Splenda and cinnamon. (I found it worked well to moisten this mixture a bit with a few drops water and/or a few spritzes butter-flavored cooking spray). Spoon half the nut mixture over batter
    6. Sprinkle craisins over nut layer. Spoon remaining batter evenly over the craisins; spread carefully. Sprinkle remaining nut mixture over the top
    7. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until a wooden pick, inserted in middle, comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 to 15 minutes, then remove pan and put on rack. Serve warm


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    Avid wellness guru Dr. Randall S. Hansen Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., is an avid bicyclist, adventurist, environmentalist, and student of wellness and photography, with a mission of empowering others to lead great lives. He is Founder and CEO of EmpoweringSites.com, a network of empowering and transformative Websites. Dr. Hansen is also the founder and caretaker of this site, EmpoweringRetreat.com, as well as founder of EmpoweringAdvice.com, MyCollegeSuccessStory.com, and EnhanceMyVocabulary.com. He is a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Learn more by visiting his personal Website, RandallSHansen.com or reach him by email at CEO(at)empoweringsites.com. You can also check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.


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