Saturday, March 20, 2010
Seriously, that 700-calorie muffin from Costco pissed me off (even though I only ate half... luckily). I have already emailed Costco to say that I think their muffins need to be reformulated.
I also took it upon myself to buy the things I would need to bake my own muffins. I've never been a big fan of baking, but if the alternative is 700-calorie muffins then I'll suck it up! I made vegan muffins from 100% whole wheat flour, grated carrots, apples, and pear, pulverized almonds and cranberries, a scoop of oatmeal, pumpkin puree in place of eggs and oil, and just a half cup of sugar (which ultimately gets divided amongst fourteen full-sized muffins).
These muffins are DELICIOUS, with 154 calories each, 3 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein. Adios Costco!