What Are the Different Types of Fat-Free Muffins?

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Recipes for fat-free muffins often substitute non-fat ingredients in place of ones with higher fat content. Applesauce, mashed bananas and skim milk are often used to add moisture to fat-free muffins while keeping fat to a minimum. Pumpkins and zucchini are also used in low-fat muffins. Fruits, including apples, pineapples and blueberries, are also featured in fat-free muffins.

Many types of bran muffins are also low-fat. Fat-free blueberry bran muffins are made with whole-wheat flour, oat bran and brown sugar. They also feature buttermilk, cinnamon and applesauce. Fat-free bran muffins are made with bran cereal, skim milk and brown sugar. They also feature cinnamon, applesauce and vanilla. Fat-free oat bran muffins are made with oat bran, brown sugar and raisins.

Fruit, including bananas and peaches, can be used to make a variety of fat-free muffins. Fat-free fruit muffins are made with whole-wheat flour, egg whites and mashed peaches. They also feature skim milk, corn syrup and cinnamon. Fat-free banana muffins are made with mashed banana, corn syrup and skim milk.

Vegetables, such as pumpkin and zucchini, are featured in some fat-free muffins. Fat-free pumpkin muffins are made with oat bran, brown sugar and cinnamon. Canned pumpkin, frozen pineapple juice concentrate and evaporated skim milk are also included in the recipe. Fat-free zucchini muffins are made with sugar, applesauce and grated zucchini. They are flavored with cinnamon, chopped dates and chopped pecans.


Apples and bananas can be used to make low-fat muffins. Sugar-free apple bran muffins are made with bran cereal, non-fat dry milk power and apple pie spice. It is also made with mashed bananas, brown sugar substitute and unsweetened applesauce. Banana wheat muffins are made with whole-wheat flour, non-fat buttermilk and egg substitute. They also include grated lemon peel and mashed bananas.

Applesauce is often used in recipes for fat-free muffins. Fat-free oatmeal muffins are made with applesauce, skim milk and egg substitutes. They are flavored with vanilla, whole-wheat flour and rolled oats. Fat-free carrot-pineapple muffins are made with applesauce, sugar and cinnamon. They also are made with grated carrots and crushed pineapple.

Fat-free muffins are also available in flavor combinations, such as lemon-poppy, cranberry-orange and carrot-raisin flavors. Other individual flavors include chocolate, corn and cappuccino. Cinnamon is used in some fat-free muffins, including cinnamon swirl muffins, which are seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon and flax seeds. They also feature soy yogurt, orange juice and agave nectar.


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