Recipes: Guiltless Sweets

Bran Muffins
Bran muffins in bright red and white paper holders on a black background

1 1/4 cups flour, sifted 1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups bran cereal 2 egg whites, beaten
1/2 cup apple juice concentrate 1 Tbs. baking powder
1 1/4 cups milk, 1% 2 Tbs. vegetable oil


  • Sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Set aside.
  • Combine cereal and milk in a large bowl.
  • Let soften about 5 minutes.
  • Add egg whites, apple juice concentrate and vegetable oil.
  • Mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients, stirring only to moisten.
  • Portion batter into 12 greased muffin cups (use vegetable oil spray).
  • Bake in a 400 degree oven 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serves 12. (Calories 120, Fat 2 g, Sodium 210 mg.)

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

1 cup flour, sifted 2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. baking powder 2 cups rolled oats
1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup chopped raisins

  • Mix flour, baking powder, allspice and salt.
  • Beat margarine and sugar until creamy.
  • Add egg whites; beat well.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Stir in oats, applesauce and raisins.
  • Mix well.
  • Drop by level tablespoon onto greased baking sheet.
  • Bake 11 minutes in a 375 degree oven or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Makes 5 dozen cookies.

    (Calories 45, Fat 2 g, Sodium 36 mg.)

Sugar Free Apple Crisp

1 1/4lbs. apples, thinly sliced 3 Tb. margarine,soften
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 10 graham cracker squares, crushed
3 Tb. flour 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
dash nutmeg  
  • Coat 8 inch baking dish with vegetable spray.
  • Toss apples with 1 Tb. flour and add apple juice concentrate.
  • Coat well and place in baking dish.
  • In a small bowl combine remaining flour, spices and margarine.
  • Mix well.
  • Gradually stir in graham crackers crumbs until mixture resembles course crumbs.
  • Sprinkle over fruit.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven or until topping is lightly browned.
  • Makes 16 2 inch squares.

(Calories 100, Fat 2 g, Sodium 50 mg.)

Used by Permission. © San Francisco Spine Center.

Updated on: 01/09/18
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