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Bite it! HG's Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Muffin
HG's Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Muffin

Hot-Muffin Issue!

When it comes to corn muffins, we've done simple, we've done sweet, we've done completely unique... and now our corn muffins have gone CHEESY and SPICY! If you're a fan of jalapeños and cheese, make these muffins NOW...

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), or HG Alternative
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups canned cream-style corn
3/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt (like the kind by Fage or Chobani)
1/3 cup jarred jalapeño slices, patted dry, chopped
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 10 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, or spray them with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, Splenda, baking powder, and salt.

In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix cream-style corn, egg substitute, and yogurt. Fold in chopped jalapeño slices and 1/2 cup cheese.

Transfer contents of the medium bowl to the large bowl, and stir well.

Evenly distribute batter among the 10 lined or sprayed cups. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Eat up!

MAKES 10 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 muffin (1/10th of recipe)
Calories: 152
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 427mg
Carbs: 25g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 8g

PointsPlus® value 4*

HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of granulated white sugar in place of the Splenda, each muffin will have 175 calories, 31g carbs, and 9.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 4*).

Fight it! Jalapeño Cheese Corn Muffin, Average
Jalapeño Cheese Corn Muffin, Average

Move Along, Muffin to See Here...

While it isn't surprising that super-sweet baked treats are typically fattening, savory baked goodies can be a bit deceptive. You might be shocked to learn that they often contain just as many calories and fat grams as desserts! Take the corn muffin, for example. The calories from butter, eggs, and sugar tally up FAST. Add a hefty dose of cheese, and the stats enter the "uh-oh" zone. The addition of jalapeños doesn't make these muffins any fattier, but it does make them harder to resist! Fortunately, we devised a plan to allow us to indulge in zesty, cheesy, moist muffin goodness... guilt-free, of course. You'll love our corn muffins so much, you may find yourself whispering sweet nothings in their ears. (Get it?! Ears? Corn? Never mind...)

Serving Size: 1 muffin
Calories: 320
Fat: 15g
Sodium: 465mg
Carbs: 40g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 15g
Protein: 6g

PointsPlus® value 9*

You might not want to share these muffins; they're THAT good. Click "Send to a Friend," so your pals can make their own!

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