Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies
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You can vary recipes for low-glycemic muffins in so many different ways, using grains, fruits, nuts, and even vegetables for high satisfaction and low glycemic load. If you want to turn these carrot-cake oat muffins into a dessert, top them off with cream cheese frosting. Keep in mind, though, that the frosting increases your glycemic load a bit.

Low-Glycemic Carrot Cake Oat Muffins

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15–17 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Nonstick cooking spray

1 cup oat-bran flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup quick oats

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup lowfat milk

1 whole egg plus 1 egg white, lightly beaten

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons canola oil

1-1/2 cups grated carrots

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, and spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray (or you can use paper muffin liners).

  2. In a large bowl, combine the oat-bran flour, all-purpose flour, quick oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, and mix well with a spoon.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, eggs, honey, and oil, and mix well with a spoon.

  4. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture, and mix until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Fold in the grated carrots.

  5. Fill the cups of the muffin pan 3/4 full, and bake until golden brown, about 15 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Per serving: Calories 161 (From Fat 40); Glycemic Load 15 (Medium); Fat 5g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 19mg; Sodium 142mg; Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 5g.

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Meri Raffetto, RD, is a registered dietitian and recognized professional in the area of nutrition and wellness; she has been featured in Healthy Living Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. She is the founder and CEO of and author of The Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies.

Rosanne Rust, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, and online weight-loss coach for Real Living Nutrition Services.

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