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Alberta -- Good Muffins, Damn It!

Rhiannon | Nov 22, 2006 08:24 AM

I'm brand new to this site so if this is a question that should be elsewhere, I'm sorry, please redirect me. I am just wanting a good muffin, a good HEALTHY muffin, I am sick of my between-lunch-and-dinner snack being its own meal.

Muffins from local grocery shops -- Save-On-Foods, Sobeys -- are 420+ calories at Save-On, and 500+ at Sobeys, because they fill theirs with sugary jams or caramel.

Tim Hortons and McDonald's are between 300 and 500 calories. And are very, very high in fat. The lowfat versions lack...something; taste; texture; muffinness.

I go to Second Cup and these are no longer muffins, they are dry and most have a thick coating of hardened icing.

I went down the homemade route for a muffin with less than 250 calories, and what did I get? Lumps. Dense, baked lumps with bit muffin flavor and not much else, and you eat three to feel full, and they are no longer a calorie-wise snack.

Does anyone know any recipes that will yield a proper muffin? One that has a top to it, isn't oily, tastes good -- you know, a /muffin/. Or know of any places within Alberta that might have this glorious treat prebaked for me?

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