Breads / Muffins

Healthy Banana-Blueberry Muffins

In her new cookbook Oprah writes that “food is supposed to be about joy, not suffering.”  So far she has lost 42 pounds on her journey with Weight Watchers and she’s reveling in her “new way of being.” Oprah suggests that we eat consciously and well, and in that spirit I offer a muffin recipe from Martha Stewart […]

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Apple-Cranberry Muffins

The best arbiters of taste in our household are hungry poodles Julia, Lulu and grand-dog Whitman. I know this because whenever we humans turn our heads, food disappears. Just look at Whitman eyeing those cranberry muffins. See what I mean? Speaking of muffins, here’s the perfect recipe to usher in the holidays. These wholesome breakfast treats are studded with […]

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Two-ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Here is the legendary cake mix/canned pumpkin muffin recipe that’s been popular with Weight Watchers for years. There’s a reason why it’s so famous: it couldn’t get much easier–you just mix together a box of dry cake mix and a can of pumpkin. That’s it! I first posted this recipe in 2009 and am re-posting it […]

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Raisin Bran Muffins

  I am reprising a recipe for raisin bran muffins that I first posted five years ago when it was featured in a Weight Watchers weekly meeting handout.  Pardon me for repeating myself, but I am always surprised when a Weight Watcher recipe turns out well. This is due, I think, to having been a WW member off […]

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Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

After picking up some tart apples at the farmer’s market, I made apple muffins from my favorite food blog, smitten kitchen. The proprietor, Deb Perelman, isn’t exactly a low fat cook, but her recipes are always, well, perfect, as far as I’m concerned.  And she does come up with some really healthy options every now […]

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