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Tweaker Geek 05-26-2013 02:02 PM

Blueberry Muffins
 
I had a craving for some blueberry muffins today and have several low carb recipes. However, there is one recipe that I used to make in my high carb days that I've never tried so today was the day to low carb it - the muffins are perfect and taste exactly like the previous ones I made. I'll probably be using this recipe exclusively from here on.

Blueberry Muffins

3 cups Carbalose flour mix
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
1/2 cup Erythritol, powdered
1/2 cup Xylitol, powdered
12 drops EZ-Sweetz
1/8 tsp. stevia
3 eggs
3/4 cup Calorie Countdown milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In large bowl, cream together butter and sweeteners. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well. Mix in the milk and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, mix till moistened but don't overmix the batter. Fold in the blueberries.
Using ice cream scoop, fill 18 muffin cups then sprinkle topping ingredients over each muffin.

Topping: 2 Tb. Erythritol, granular, 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg.

Making 18 muffins these come out to about 4 carbs each. (3.6)
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rosethorns 05-26-2013 03:42 PM

They look awesome. So.......why can't I enlarge your pictures?

buttoni 05-26-2013 05:17 PM

They sure do look pretty TG. I'm not eating wheat anymore so I'd have to use other flours. I haven't made any blueberry muffins since I ditched wheat. Must go back through my BB Muffin recipes and see what I can come up with.

Smiles 05-26-2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buttoni (Post 16441632)
They sure do look pretty TG. I'm not eating wheat anymore so I'd have to use other flours. I haven't made any blueberry muffins since I ditched wheat. Must go back through my BB Muffin recipes and see what I can come up with.

I'm with Buttoni. These look amazing, but I don't eat wheat. Do you have a version that is wheat-free please? :)

Tracy

Barbo 05-26-2013 05:40 PM

Looks utterly delicious dear Tweaker.

Yum.....

Tweaker Geek 05-26-2013 07:08 PM

Esther - I don't know why the pics won't enlarge, I must have done something wrong. I'm going to try them again, the second one shows the texture/crumb and I would like that to be clearer. Here goes:

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Peggy, Tracy - thanks. Tracy, I don't have a wheat free version because I use the Carbalose blend a lot in baking when I'm converting a recipe. I think you could try just almond flour in place of the Carbalose mix though.

Barbo - they are yummo! Thank you.

Tweaker Geek 05-26-2013 07:11 PM

It worked - yay!:clap:

Smiles 05-26-2013 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tweaker Geek (Post 16441783)
It worked - yay!:clap:

It did. They look great! :p

I'll try the almond flour too.

Thanks :)

Tracy

Tweaker Geek 05-26-2013 07:21 PM

It worked - yay!:clap:

Whoops, double post!:o

drjlocarb 05-27-2013 06:50 AM

What is the Carbalose blend? Kevin's mix or straight carbalose from the bag?

I have a similar recipe with Carbalose, but it uses sour cream.

Tweaker Geek 05-27-2013 04:24 PM

Drjlo - It is Kevin's mix.

jbatchelor 05-28-2013 04:58 AM

TG-can you share the recipe you are using for the carbalose blend since not sugar is no longer available? I think I have located the right recipe but not sure-thanks for your help! the muffins look amazing! thanks for sharing!

Tweaker Geek 05-28-2013 05:36 PM

Jeanne - I still have some Thick-It-Up that I use in place of not/Sugar - I use 3 Tb. when I make the flour mix but I have used xanthan gum in a pinch.

The recipe is;
Carbalose LC Cake and Cookie Flour Mix

4 cups Carbalose flour
2 cups wheat protein isolate 5000
1/2 cup wheat protein isolate 8000
3/4 cup almond flour
3/4 cup high maize resistant corn starch
3 tsp. of xanthan gum or 3 Tb. Thick It-Up

This mix yields 8 to 9 cups

jbatchelor 05-28-2013 06:05 PM

Tweaker thanks for the info-I will use the xanthan gum since it is what I have-those muffins are calling my name--now to obtain some resistant corn starch.

Tweaker Geek 05-29-2013 07:52 AM

I hope you like them, Jeanne. Come back and post your results for us too.

drjlocarb 06-09-2014 06:36 AM

Tweaker,

Do you have a temp and time to bake these?

Grammy G 06-11-2014 10:05 PM

How do you use the Carbalose cake and cookie mix?

Tweaker Geek 06-12-2014 07:41 PM

drjlo - I think I bake them at 350 for about 25 minutes. I can't believe that I never posted a temp and time, thanks for catching that.

I just checked my written recipe and I don't have it on there either!:laugh:

Tweaker Geek 06-12-2014 07:45 PM

GrammyG - I use it in recipes calling for all-purpose flour, just use the Carbalose blend in place of regular flour.

drjlocarb 06-15-2014 11:21 AM

Thanks Tweaker.

Thay was my guess but I wanted to be sure.


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