Raspberry and cream cheese muffins (sugar-free)

In a bid to cut-out “white evil” aka sugar, I made these for the kids lunch-boxes using Stevia. I am not much of a chef or a baker, and to be honest, these turned out looking like fruit scones in cup-cake wrappers. I really need to build a better relationship with my oven. I modified this Alison Holst recipe for Strawberry and Cream Cheese muffins.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup stevia (I used Hermesetas Stevia Sweet Granulated)
  • pinch of sea salt (2 twists on the grinder)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup  milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 deg C
  2. Mix dry ingredients together. Sift flour in a bowl, add stevia, sea salt and mix.
  3. In a second bowl beat cream cheese with electric beater.  Then add milk and egg, and mix together.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients along with the frozen fruit.  Fold gently until dry ingredients are damp.  Don’t over-mix
  5. Divide mixture into greased/buttered muffin tray or cupcake liners and cook for approx 12 – 15 minutes until done.

And yes, fruit contains sugar.  But it’s a healthy source of sugar, and I’d much rather my children ate fruit (in moderation) then large quantities of fruit juice.  Over the last few days  I’ve restricted Xavier’s juice intake to 1/2 glass here or there.  As a result, he’s eating several apples a day instead. But three apples is more filling than a large glass of apple juice, contains less sugar, and is much better for his teeth.

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2 Responses to Raspberry and cream cheese muffins (sugar-free)

  1. Hay says:

    Awesome! The look yummy. I struggle with the sugar thing with the kids. I cut out all fizzy for them, and they have milk or occasionally juice (the little ones, the big ones just drink water). I found a new Just Juice in the supermarket last week, sweetened with stevia! They tried it and said it tastes the same, yay :-)

  2. Amy says:

    This look yum :) I try to do a lot of baking etc for my 21 month old with no sugar & so far have perfected a fruit loaf (dried apricots, raisins, prunes or any dried fruit really), a baked oat cake, banana muffins, carrot muffins & have cut the sugar dramatically in butternut squash muffins & sweet potato brownies :)

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