Mar 19, 2012

Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins



Yes, these muffins are insanely good! Hard to believe they are low fat. Think baked oatmeal, but in the form of a muffin... so moist and they are just as good the next day.

Someone shared their oatmeal muffin recipe with me which was the base for this recipe, but I played around with the ingredients and made some modifications to make it over-the-top good! My husband said they were the BEST blueberry muffins he ever tasted, and my two year old thought they were cupcakes. Sadly, they are all gone now so I guess I'll have to whip up another batch next weekend.

Think of the variations you can come up with replacing the blueberries with raisins, apples or even chocolate chips!



Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 muffin • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 127 • Fat: 2.3 g • Protein: 2.8 g • Carb: 28.4 g • Fiber: 2.2 g • Sugar: 17.3 g
Sodium: 222.7 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Quaker quick oatmeal
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim milk)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp agave (or sugar, honey)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • baking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a muffin tin with liners and lightly spray with oil.

Place oats in a food processor or chopper and pulse a few times. Soak oats in milk for about 30 minutes.  


In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, agave, apple sauce, vanilla, egg whites, oil and mix well.

In a third bowl combine whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and whisk to combine.

Combine oats and milk with sugar, applesauce mixture and mix well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Fold in blueberries.




Spoon into the muffin tin and bake for 22-24 minutes. Enjoy!!

296 comments :

  1. These look amazing! Can't wait to make these. :)

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  2. Blueberry muffins are one of my weaknesses, so I bookmarked this. :)

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  3. would old fashioned rolled oats be ok too or are the quick oats a necessity? Thanks! I have made several of your recipes and they all turned out amazing.

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    1. I made them this morning with regular rolled oats and they turned out great.

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  4. Could these be made with the Coach's Oats? It's different than instant oatmeal.

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  5. yummm, I think I will make these this evening! They look amazing :)

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  6. did you use a cupcake mold or an actual muffin mold?

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  7. These look so yummy! Will be making this this week!! Thanks :)

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  8. Can it be made with regular white flour? not whole wheat..

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  9. what can you use instead of applesauce?

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    1. Usually applesauce is used instead of vegetable/canola oil. Pumpkin would probably work okay.

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    2. mashed bananas would be fabulous as well

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    3. Pureed fruit that have a similar water content to apples work well. I had pears on hand, so I pureed them and substituted them for the apples. In toffee and brown sugar based baking, pureed prunes are really lovely!

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    4. I had a muffin recipe that once called for baby food prunes and at first I was reluctant but you couldn't taste the prunes and it kept the muffin really moist. I guess it's like applesauce.

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  10. Yum so good :) I saved this recipe!

    Xoxo

    http://sosimplychic.blogspot.com/

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  11. I will definitely make these tomorrow, and I love your rainbow whisk!

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  12. You know, I had a box of blueberries in my hand at the grocery store the other night and thought "no, you'll never use them for anything." I was mistaken. The Mr shall pay the price and be sent to the grocery on the way home!

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  13. Oh man, these look delicious! Can't wait to get my hands on some blueberries and try them!

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  14. So weird that you posted this recipe. Earlier this afternoon my fiance was asking me to make him muffins for breakfast that he could grab on his way out the door. I told him I wasn't too keen on the idea because I didn't have a great healthy muffin recipe. I will definitely be trying this recipe out this week! Thanks for another good one!

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  15. Um yea, these are DEFINITELY on the menu for next week!!

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  16. Ok these were probably the moistest, tastiest blueberry muffins I ever had.. They were Delicious..
    Thanks Babe..
    Ginas Hubby

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    1. Aww...how cute!

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    2. Too adorable. After an endorsement like that I'm going to make these this weekend :-)

      Gina you are the best!

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    3. Guess you aren't really "anonymous" after all, hehe.

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    4. Aww, thanks for the comment hubby!

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  17. Can we use regular oats instead of quick/instant?

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    1. quick and instant are not the same

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    2. Someone on here posted that they used regular oats and it worked out fine. That's what I'll be trying! :)

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  18. Gina, when you calculate the points for this recipe, do you just sum the points of each element, or did you calculate the nutritional info of the whole recipe and convert that to points? Which is preferred?
    -LW

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  19. I've been making a lot of baked oatmeal lately, experimenting with different flavors, banana nut, maple brown sugar pecan, chocolate banana peanut butter, s'more, banana split, peanut butter and jelly, etc. I was just thinking how I need a good blueberry one. Now I don't have to think very hard about inventing a good recipe!

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  20. To those asking if you can use regular oats as opposed to instant, I don't see why not. I use regular oats in my baked oatmeal/jumbo oatmeal muffins all the time. I love their texture so much better than the instant.

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    1. regular oats would most likely be okay, but quick oats are not the same as instant.

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    2. Actually she didn't miss it- it's not listed in the dry ingredients, although it should be

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    3. I didn't use instant. I used quick 2 minute oats.

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  21. Hi - Could I use whole pastry flour?

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  22. Can't wait to make these!! Just what I need for the mornings I run out the door. One of these, a piece of fruit, maybe a 1pp string cheese and I'm good. Thank you for your awesomeness :)

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  23. I am making these right now. The problem is that the ingredients call for baking powder but in the direction section the baking powder is not listed! So my muffins have been cooking for 10 minutes and i just realized that i pulled out the baking powder and didn't use it! Very dissappointed. Im sure they are not going to come out that good. This happened with another recipe i tried from this sit.

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    1. Baking powder is one of the dry ingredients - so you just missed it.

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    2. If you were left with Baking powder when making them, but it was never mentioned, wouldn't you realize that before putting them in the oven? It appears Gina missed it in the list, but it is kind of obvious when it should be added. This recipe is amazing and that is clearly a user error.

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    3. User error????? How is is my fault???? She has a website with over 100,000 followers and she doesnt proof read her recipes before posting?????

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    4. Sorry, I will adjust it, thanks for letting me know.

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    5. Don't be so rude about it...everyone makes mistakes! Move on...

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    6. She has over 100,000 followers because her recipes are clearly delicious. Get over it.

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  24. Can frozen blueberries be used...I have some of those on hand. Thanks!

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    1. I used frozen blueberries, which I thawed. The muffins are very moist and tasty, but some of my muffins are a little over-blueberried, which I believe is from the liquid from the blueberries. When I make them again, if I use frozen again, I'll definitely rinse and drain my blueberries well before I add them in.

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  25. These are so super good!! I used raw honey, coconut oil, and regular whole wheat flour and they were still amazingly good. Thanks for the great recipe. Will be using it LOTS!

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  26. Can't wait to try these. Thanks for helping a blueberry muffin addict cure her 'jones'. lol

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  27. I would just add the baking powder when you added the baking soda till Gina corrects the recipe :)

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  28. I'm in a crazy cooking blog and my assignment is to make blueberry muffins from someone else's blog, guess who's I'm making! ha ha!! I love the recipe!! I can't wait to make them this week!!

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  29. Thanks for including all of the substitutions! Cheers~

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  30. Would "whole wheat PASTRY flour" work in these? I have a 5-pound sack of this that I'd like to use up.

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  31. I made these last night! INSANELY GOOD is just about right! My hubby and 4 kids have gobbled them up (and they just been tolerating the healthy muffins I've been making lately so..). Seriously, these are addictive. I used sliced up banana b/c I had no blueberries and I'm a tellin' ya: they're like candy! MAKE. THEM. NOW.

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  32. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've been looking for a healthy muffin recipe that could be the perfect grab and go breakfast. Two things - will rolled oats work and do you think they would stay good for the work week?

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    1. Rolled oats should work, you could probably freeze them to last a week.

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  33. Thanks Gina for this recipe, I had been looking for a healthy blueberry muffin recipe! I have made several of your recipes and always make them as you state them in the recipe. The results are always delightful and I get many comments, usually with "this is the best such and such I ever had". Needless to say, I don't make the recipes just once. Love that you calculate the points plus too! You have made cooking fun for me while I try and eat more healthfully.

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  34. If something is insane and good --- I'm in there! Thanks; I'll try these this week.

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  35. I remember reading that you said these are good the next day too. Does that mean they are only good for a couple of days or will they freeze well?

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    1. I'm sure they will freeze well. I meant leaving them out.

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  36. Could I use Light Silk in place of the Almond Milk?

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  37. Could gluten free flour be used instead of the wheat flour? I use a mix of buckwheat, quinoa, and sorghum flour.

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    1. I think it would be great. You would have to use gluten free oats too.

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  38. I just made these with 1% milk (all I had) and buckwheat flour and they're deeeeeelish!!

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  39. Gina, have you ever used a peanut butter product called PB2? (http://bellplantation.com/)

    I started using Better than Peanut Butter since I saw it in a recipe you posted a while back, but I think this could be good too. I haven't baked with it, but I put the chocolate-PB kind in my smoothie this morning with unsweetened almond milk and a frozen banana for only 2 points!

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    1. Yes, I've used it but it's hard for me to find. They sell it online. Wish they would sell it in the supermarket!

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    2. I found Better than PB at Trader Joes.

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    3. My SuperTarget has it as well

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  40. I love a moist delicious blueberry muffin, so this is next on my list!

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  41. Hi Gina, not sure if this was actually answered but this recipe calls for instant oatmeal or quick oats?

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  42. Made em. They were awesome. Used skim milk and regular whole wheat flour and apples instead of blueberries. The 4yo helping me LOVED them.

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  43. Just made these, only I used old fashioned oats (whole... didn't put them in the food processor) and sliced up some mango chunks in lieu of the blueberries. Absolutely DELICIOUS. Thanks, Gina!

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    1. Great idea! My son loves mangoes. Did you use fresh or frozen mango chunks? Kind of hard to find good fresh ones in my area at this time.

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  44. Made these with old fashioned and processed them for a min or so. Otherwise just like the recipe. Fantastic! !! You did it again!!

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  45. is there a way to request recipes for you to make? i'd love a skinny twist on pad thai! :)

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  46. I don't have a food processor, would a blender work instead?

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    1. Sure. You can skip that step if you must.

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    2. I used a blender and it worked great! :) These muffins are excellent!

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  47. These were great! I used regular oats, didn't process them and added 1/8 cup ground flaxseed. And only had frozen blueberries. YUM! Also in crockpot right now is your chicken chili recipe. It's all skinnytaste all day. Thanks for this amazing site!

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    1. I also used the regular oats (it's all I had) and I forgot to process them too. Turned out great, not too sweet, just right!

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  48. I made these this morning and thought they were really good.

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  49. I just made these and they're delicious! I cut back on the brown sugar a bit because I don't like it too sweet. I only had 2% milk instead of skim as that was all we had at home, and I added a tablespoon of ground flax meal to it, so I'm sure it added a point to the muffin, but this recipe is a keeper! Even my 4 year old son who is a very picky eater enjoyed every bite! Thank you!

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  50. I made today. They are delicious. My 20 month old son had one and a half and kept asking for more. The husband said I should make them everyday. Winner!!

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  51. Aloha,
    I made these muffins this morning and they were enjoyed by all in my house. I used what I had on-hand: frozen blueberries, all purpose flour and regular oats - came out great. Thank you for the recipe, it's nice to find new healthy ways to feed my family. My 6 year old does not like oatmeal cooked or baked and she liked these - so thanks again!
    Mahalo,
    April

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    1. Just wondering ... did using frozen berries change the cooking time?
      Thanks.

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  52. these are really good--though I'd say more something I'd make for myself than to serve to guests (they taste healthy in a way that I really appreciate but I'm not sure that company would). One thing to note--use muffin wrappers! I tried just greasing the muffin tins and they all fell apart when I tried to get them out. That said, I'm excited to eat some of the broken ones for breakfast tomorrow.

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    1. The recipe does say to use muffin liners

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  53. These are unbelievable...who am I kidding everything you post is insanely good!! Best blog EVER

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  54. These are delicious! I used 1% milk because that is what I had on hand. I also used defrosted frozen blueberries and they also worked well. Mine baked in about 25 minutes. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

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    1. Oh, and I also used all purpose flour. My toddler couldn't get enough of these!

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  55. I made these late yesterday afternoon and tasted one. It seemed too wet on the bottom and I was a little disappointed. Had one this morning, the bottom seemed to dry (in a good way ) and it was delicious.
    Let them cool completely. They come out of the liner much easier. And seem to firm up. I had a little more than one cup of berries and put them all in. Dried cranberries or cherries would be good in them too.

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  56. I made a beeline for the grocery store when I got off work yesterday to buy the ingredients for these... I didn't take them out of the oven until 8:30, had one at about 9:30 (I couldn't wait - and I NEVER eat that late at night). They didn't disappoint! Sweet, moist, delicious... can't believe they're low fat! Excellent recipe! I will definitely be doubling the next batch!

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  57. I added strawberries along with the blueberries and it was very tasty! Love this recipe... my 3 year old does too (and getting him to eat fruit isn't always easy).

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  58. Gina - I made these last night and they stuck pretty badly to the muffin liners I used. I did spray them pretty liberally with Pam (canola). Do you think it would be safer to go w/o liners? Or use a different kind of cooking spray?

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    1. I made them this morning with no problem at all....did you let them cool completely? They will stick if they are still warm.

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    2. If you cook with oatmeal as your base grain you should use foil liners & use some spray, too. I've done that before & half the muffin ended up with the liner! :-/

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    3. Or maybe without liners would work better too. Mine didn't stick as you can see from the photo but could also be the liner?

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  59. These are amazing, Gina! I just tried them this morning. I ate two and my 2 year old daughter gobbled hers up, too! I plan to make these a lot; I love the addition of the oatmeal! I can't wait to make oatmeal raisin ones for my husband!

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    1. Right! I plan on making these a lot!!

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  60. Looks WONDERFUL! and I will make this asap :) Pinned!

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  61. Hi Gina... I love your recipes! I'm just wondering, is it the right amount of flour? I made these tonight, and the batter seemed very wet. The muffins tasted good, but they didn't really rise enough. It's probably something I did wrong, but I wanted to double check before I tried again. Thanks! Michelle

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    1. No that's correct. I went for more oatmeal, less wheat flour.

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  62. Thanks for so many awesome recipes. These were incredible right out of the oven.

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  63. Just took those out of the oven an hour ago...absolutely delicious! Thanks for the awesome recipe :-)

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  64. Added in a dash of cinnamon to the dry ingredients, used my trusty erythritol+stevia blend, used 3 tablespoons molasses, and also used whole eggs and got rid of the oil. Turned out FANTASTIC. I can't believe how good it is in addition to being low calorie. I don't have to feel bad grabbing a muffin for breakfast anymore!

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  65. Just took these out of the oven and couldn't wait for them cool. Tried a half of one and they are out of this world! Can't wait for the Mr. to get home from work to have one. Thanks Gina, you are awesome!

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    1. The Mr. says "This is a keeper" :)

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  66. I used sweetened almond milk by accident, but cut down the agave in the wet ingredients, added extra blueberries, and added some cinnamon to the dry mix. These are INCREDIBLE. Seriously. I'm trying to get better at short-cut baking (using boxed cake mix, etc) and while I will still keep a couple boxes of mix in stock, this is a great way to try something new from scratch. Thank you so much. My boyfriend couldn't be happier.

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  67. My mom would love this recipe. She needs her dose of fiber every meal, she is sick and tired of wheat germ. She wants to use oatmeal every now and again, I bet she will really love this.

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  68. These are fabulous! Thank you so much!

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  69. well darn. yesterday i ate a tiny "Krusteaz" blueberry muffin for 220 calories!!! It wasnt even that good! Wish i had seen this recipe beforehand...

    I'm getting married and my husband is going to be eating Skinnytaste recipes every day hahaha...

    I noticed a lot of followers requesting a cookbook, and I would like to second that! I don't mind paying for a full color hard copy of all of these free recipes as long as it was spiral bound! You should definitely get in contact with a publisher, you'd be a HIT!

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  70. Gina, you have done it again! I didn't have brown sugar or blueberries, but I did have date paste so I mixed 1/4 cup turbinado sugar (think Sugar in the Raw) with 1/4 cup date paste to adjust the moisture ratio, then just omitted the blueberries. So far they're getting rave reviews! Thanks for the healthy inspiration!!!

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  71. I just pulled these out of the oven and tried one as soon as it was cool enough to handle. Dee-licious! I used one cup of rough chopped apple (less than 1 medium sized), honey as the sweetener, and added some apple pie spice (not measured - it could have used a little bit more).

    I'll be freezing most of this batch, so hope they hold up well (I expect that they will).

    Do you think that you could use maple syrup as a sweetener in these instead of the agave/honey/sugar?

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  72. These look so yummy yummy.

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  73. Just made these wonderful muffins this morning, and moved from "Recipes I want to try" to "Fave Standby Recipes" on Pinterest! New to your food blog, and as a new food blogger mysel, I'm beyond impressed. Quality of blogsite, beautiful photography and recipes that don't use artificial crap to make nutrition-packed yummy food. (Also just added to "My Fave Blogs"... :)

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  74. These just came out of the oven! I had to break one out right away to try 'em and they are so good! They're super-moist and all sorts of deliciousness!

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  75. I just made these. I used coconut sugar in place of brown sugar. I also used coconut milk to soak the oats and coconut oil. I also did not process the oats, I used them as is. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the dry mix. They smelled so good cooking. Can't wait to taste them tomorrow.

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  76. I just made these today. 400 degrees seemed too hot for me (or my oven is off) as they burned on the bottom quickly. I had doubled the recipe, so the last half of it I made in a loaf pan instead. They turned out great. They do not rise a lot...they seemed more flat... but very yummy!

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  77. I can't believe one of these muffins are only 127 calories!! That puts a smile on my face. :) Will be trying this recipe very soon...

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  78. Oh my! These are delicious! I made the recipe exactly as you wrote it and loved the muffins. I froze many of them and just had one reheated. It was just as great ... and popped right out of the wrapper. My daughter has asked me to make these again while we are on Spring Break. Thank you for all you do for all of us who are eating healthy!

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  79. These are great!! I substituted mashed bananas for the applesauce and added half the blueberries plus half a cup of diced banana. I also added walnuts and cinnamon. Kind of a cross between a blueberry muffin and a banana nut muffin... delicious! The hubby is eating them right now and raving. Thanks, Gina! I love all of your recipes :)

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  80. This is a fabulous recipe! Third or fourth of yours I've tried as I've been trying to maintain &/or reduce my weight. I only soaked my oatmeal in fat free milk for 10 minutes. And I FORGOT to add the egg whites, and they still turned out great. So a great vegan recipe apparently, as well. Next time I will add the egg whites. My husband, an Army pilot, loved them and requested that I make them again! He doesn't even know I'm feeding him "skinny" food because the flavors are great! Thanks for what you do. LOVE LOVE LOVE your website!

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    1. P.S. I have also found I have an MSG allergy so am making much less pre-packaged food...and we both already have noticed a difference in our moods and less fatigue! :)

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  81. I made these as part of my husbands and my breakfasts for the week and they were amazing! I followed the directions to the tee and they were perfect! My husband loves all your recipes because they are light but don't taste like it! he told me these were the best ones I have made so far!
    I used regular whole wheat flour and had no issues what so ever!
    I will be trying this recipe with bananas and perhaps strawberries too - can't thank you enough for these delicious recipes!

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  82. I made these muffins over the weekend and they turned out wonderful! Love your blog and all of the amazing recipes you post!

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  83. Délicieux!!!! i loved them. easy to bake, they are so soft and tasty! thanks for sharing with us all those recipes. it's always a pleasure trying your ideas! (and having WW points too!)

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  84. Dear Gina,

    I love your website! Thank you for providing recipes for such delicious, healthy food. I have made many of your recipes and have loved every one. I made the muffins this weekend and they are INCREDIBLE! Such a nice treat...I can't believe they are WW friendly.

    Keep up the great work and thank you.

    Andrea

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  85. These are sooo yummy!

    I used mashed banana in place of some of the sugar, and they turned out super moist. I also used whole wheat pastry flour, and they had a really nice light texture.

    Thanks!

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  86. Gina, I LOVE the texture and density of these muffins! Would you consider making a Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffin recipe!?! I just can't figure out how to do it.
    Thanks,
    Beth

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  87. Munching on one of these now. Delicious! I didn't have liners and was a little worried how they would come out, but they are perfect. I sprayed the muffin pan with my olive oil misto and made sure to let them cool before I removed the muffins. They held together perfectly.

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  88. What would 2 egg whites be comparable to? Since I'm just using egg white straight out of the box?

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  89. Has anyone tried using Splenda Brown Sugar Blend instead of brown sugar? I'm considering making that substitution.

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  90. cynthia from virginia3/27/12, 8:52 PM

    Once again we have a winner or in the words of my daughter the angels are singing again! I love everything that I have made from your recipes and I have made quite a few nine to be exact with many more waiting to be made. Every day in my house is a skinny taste day. These muffins are just as you named them Insanely Good! Keep the recipes coming I feel like I could give Rachel Ray a run for her money now thanks to you!

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  91. Thanks for the great recipe! I used "Old Fashioned" oats (not quick cooking), whole wheat pastry flour, coconut oil (melted, but cool), and 1/4 c. egg substitute. Also added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Baked at 375 degrees F for 22 mins. Next time would reduce brown sugar to 1/3 cup as a little too sweet for my taste, but that's just me.

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  92. I think these muffins are amazing. I am making my 2nd batch this week and am having them every morning for breakfast with a sliced apple, yum : )

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  93. I made these last nite and they were delish!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It is a keeper for sure.

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  94. These turned out so well! I NEVER bake, so I was surprised I got this right the first time. After a few days they did look like they needed to be frozen, but I'm sure they will be fine out of the freezer.

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  95. Yup, insanely delish!!! Thanks for yet another great recipe!!!

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  96. I made these this morning and quadruple checked the recipe (i'm always paranoid I'll miss something) and even though I checked the doneness with a toothpick, when I went to cut my beautiful muffins in half, they just weren't done in the middle. I followed the recipe, cooking instructions and time to a T...any ideas what went wrong? Did anyone else have this problem?

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  97. Maybe they needed another minute OR maybe they needed to cool.

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  98. ~~ I'm not partial to blueberries, so I'll use fresh raspberries instead...

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  99. What kind of oil do we add, it doesn't say?

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  100. I made these a few days ago and they are really good. I'm saving this one to make again. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. I used sugar free maple syrup instead of agave and splenda instead of brown sugar. Added 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Used spelt flour(+ 1 TBSP due to high altitude) and 3 berry blend frozen(slightly thawed and cut large pieces in half). Sprayed nonstick muffin pan with butter flavored spray (no liners). They didn't stick.

    Thanks, Gina for your wonderful healthy recipes :)

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  102. These were amazing! I made them for our Easter breakfast at church and was asked for the recipe twice. Made them again last night and between my kids, husband and 2 coworkers, they are gone again! Thanks for a yummy and healthy recipe!

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  103. Can you substitute bananas for blueberries? I ran out of blueberries (because I used them for the first batch) They are in the oven and I can't wait to taste them!!

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  104. I made these muffins today and they were a wonderful dessert. I have made several other recipes from your website and have been so happy with each. Thank you so much for all these healthy and flavorful recipes.

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  105. Ummmmm. These can't possibly be skinny... Well, they probably are skinny if I wouldn't have just eaten 3... I guess I should find some self control! Great recipe! I loved them! Now I need my kids to hide them from me!

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  106. I made these muffins yesterday and they turned out great. What's better is that I adapted them to be gluten free for my hubby and because they only have a half cup of flour in them, they turned out moist and delicious. Best of all you can't tell they are GF. I used 1/2 cup of GF mix (betty hagman's recipe), 1/2 t. xantham gum, and 2 T milled golden flax seed. Perfection!

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  107. Hi Gina,

    I am thinking of adapting these into pumpkin muffins. Assuming this is possible, how would you go about it? My store was out of regular blueberries so I made a batch of apple cinnamon and a batch with mini chocolate chips instead. They are amazing

    Thanks

    Paula

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    1. Not sure, I'll play around with that idea in the fall!

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  108. I have frozen blueberries, can that be substituted?

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  109. I tried these yesterday and while they do taste delicious, they turned out a bit soggy and even more so today. Could that be because the blueberries I used were thawed from frozen?

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  110. I made these for breakfast this am, and they were so moist... and DELISH! I used whole wheat graham flour, as that is all I had other then regular flour and they turned out great. I also left out the oil and put in a little more applesauce. And, I used egg beaters in place of egg whites. Thanks Skinny

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  111. These are really yummy! I just made them and they turned out great. I will definitely be making them again!

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  112. Gina these are wonderful! So moist and flavorful! I might add some orange or lemon zest next time (I love citrus and blueberries). Thank you for helping to make cooking so fun!

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  113. I wanted to love these, but they were just OK - a little to dense/moist, and not crisp on top - maybe needed to cook a bit longer to get a crispy top? (I used TJ's wild frozen blueberries, but at another commentor's suggestion, both thawed them ahead, and thoroughly rinsed and dried them ahead of time)

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  114. I love these! They turned out amazing! I'm a breastfeeding mom that wanted something different than the typical lactation cookies I had been making. So I made a few changes to the recipe, instead of almond milk I used unsweetened coconut milk and for the oil I used coconut oil instead, and I didn't have any applesauce on hand so I used a jar of my daughter's banana and mixed berry baby food. But the one MAIN thing I added was brewers yeast. You can't even taste it! I put a lot in too and double the amount of blueberries. Thank you so much for putting the time and effort into making amazing and delicious healthy food! My mom,best friend and I love your site and are all currently on weight watchers together. Keep up the amazing work!

    Sincerely, Destiny

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  115. Daena & Jack4/22/12, 2:53 PM

    Gina - We have made so many of your recipes. Each is fabulous. With your recipes, we have lost a combined 50 pounds and still counting. This recipe is just delicious. I sincerely didn't even miss the butter or extra oil and fat that would've gone into this recipe. We added one banana (b/c we love them).
    We just can't thank you enough for your beautiful recipe, many of which are vegetarian (like us). Thank you for all that you do! D&J

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  116. I love these! Since it's only me I halved the recipe and I figured I can freeze the extra ones for days that I need to eat on the run. The muffins are so moist and chock full of blueberries!! I followed the directions and I didn't have any issues. I had to use all purpose flour because I didn't have whole wheat flour on hand but they still came out great! I can't wait to experiment with other flavor combos! Thanks for another great recipe!!!

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  117. These are fantastic and are now my go-to blueberry muffin recipe!

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  118. This looks amazing but I have celiac disease. Any ideas on how I can adjust this recipe to make it Gluten Free? I can tolerate oats just fine.

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  119. I made this recipe this AM...and it is SOOO good! I didn't have any blue berries, but I was determined to make these, so I thawed some frozen strawberries and chopped them up :-) #Delish

    Thanks for this recipe!!! It's great to have a wholesome muffin recipe that's low in cals and still tastes good!!!

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  120. I have been making these for the past month, each time trying something different. This morning, I made "Almond Joy" muffins. I soaked the oats in unsweetened coconut milk and added 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp almond extract. Then added 1/2 cup each of sweetened flaked coconut, slivered toasted almonds and chocolate chips. Clearly these won't be the 127 calories that were calculated w/ the orig recipe, but I found that 1/2 the muffin was satisfying.

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  121. I really love your recipes and thank you for sharing. in this recipe I would like to substitute the sugar for organic Grade b maple syrup, Whole wheat Flour and for the oil I am stumped not sure what I can substitute for the oil and you help me please.
    Since the maple syrup is more liquid and the sugar is not do I use less. some measurements would really help.

    Thanks you

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  122. I've made these twice in the past two weeks. They are amazing! The first time I used cinnamon applesauce because that was what I had on hand. The second time, I realized I was out of applesauce, so I substituted mashed ripe banana. They were really great both ways. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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  123. I just made these and they are EXCELLENT! I forgot to spray my paper liners though...oops : / Other than that, they are so good! Thanks for the recipe, Gina! :)

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  124. Wow this is the first recipe I've tried from this site after browsing and drooling over dozens of recipes, and it did not disappoint! So good! I added 1/4 cup walnuts and 1 tbsp wheat germ for even more of a health boost, although these are already quite healthy as written! Awesome! This site is fast becoming my favorite source for recipes, Thank you Gina!

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  125. I made these the other day exactly as written in the recipe and they were delicious! I decided to make them again the other night. I was rushing to finish them before bed, so I didn't pulse the oats at all, and I actually ended up loving the texture of the whole oats. Also, since I was rushing, I completely forgot the tablespoon of oil. In the end, I could detect basically no difference between my batch with oil and my batch without! Awesome recipe. Thanks!

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    1. Great to know, I had problems with them sticking to the liners when I made it without the oil.

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  126. Made this tonight for breakfast tomorrow! Didn't stop my son or husband from "testing" them. They are a hit!

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  127. Love that I now have a healthy muffin to eat. These remind me of bran muffins. They came out perfectly moist - might be that I finally remembered to use the "convection" feature on my oven.

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  128. Wow, I just made these for a second time with apples, raisins and cinnamon and they are so delicious. First batch I made (blueberry) were as well. Thanks for another delicious recipe Gina. This is a keeper!

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  129. Just made these....so good! I sprinkled just a little sugar on the top of each one, gave them a little more sweetness and made them look really pretty. I've only made a few of your recipes, but they have all been hits!

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  130. I just made these - they are divine! I am a huge oatmeal fan, and these are very "oaty" in a GOOD way. They're extremely moist and surprisingly filling. I'll definitely make these again - I'm excited to try the apple/raisin version. Thanks for yet another delish recipe, Gina!!

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  131. These were amazing!! I also used regular old fashioned oats because it's what I had, and they were very yummy.

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  132. can you use soy silk milk?

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  133. I just made these with regular rolled oats (didn't even chop them) and frozen raspberries. Wow, they turned out so good!

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  134. These muffins are delicious. They are not as sweet and heavy feeling as other muffins but if your trying to cut calories and fat they are great. I will definitely make them again.

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  135. My attempt didn't turn out as I hoped (I went by the recipe, except for using regular all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour). They were not sweet enough for my liking. They were pretty bland and some-what dry. Bummer.

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  136. Mine turned out with a bread-like texture and were pretty tasteless. What did I do wrong? I used skim milk and mixed berries. Help!
    - Hidayah

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  137. Love these! I have made them twice with raspberries and once with apples and cinnamon .. So easy to change up with a different fruit.(I still need to make them with blueberries or chocolate chips!) My son loves muffins and I love knowing he's getting a nice healthy snack!

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  138. I made these today. They were amazing. Can't wait to make some more of them on Saturday.

    The only problem I had was that the muffin stuck to the liner. I guess I didn't spray them enough or have the wrong kind of liners. Going to get "foil" ones for the next time.

    Will probably make a batch of blueberry ones and a batch of chocolate ones.

    Thank you for sharing all your recipes.

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  139. My 3 year old and I made these today. It was so much fun & they turned out perfectly. They were so moist!!

    I actually didn't have liners and they didn't stick at all to the pan. Thanks for sharing!

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  140. I made these muffins today.....FABULOUS.....keep on coming with the more muffin and cookie recipes....

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  141. I just made these with regular whole wheat flour and they are fantastic! My 2 year old said he loved his "cupcake"! Thank you for all of your amazing recipes, Gina! I have been planning most of my meals from your website and everything has been great!

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  142. I just baked a batch of these and they were AMAZING!!! Thank you for the recipe :)

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  143. I just made these this morning and they ARE insanely good. I will be making these again. Thank you!!!!

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  144. Made these this morning, my only problem was they did not want to tear away from the paper despite spraying with oil. Any suggestions?

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  145. I just made these and wow, they are oh-so-good! Mine came out of the liners well except for the super blueberry-y spots, which is normal. I let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then dumped them out onto a towel. I think I let them cool another 5-10 minutes before digging in, and they came out of the liners just fine.

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  146. Was wondering what oil you use? olive? vegetable? canolla?

    Thanks - can't wait to try these! Appreciate your giving the ww points value in all your recipies!

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  147. Instead of apple sauce, I puréed 3 nectarines and I used raspberries instead of blueberries. Very tasty!

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  148. Gina I love all your recipes! These look delicious. I'm out of some of the ingredients so I have to add them to my shopping list. You know what would be GREAT! Cinnamon raisin bread. ;) I haven't found any low fat recipes and i am seriously craving ...just a suggestion. Thanks for helping me keep my husband and I eating healthy!!!

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