Skinny Cakes

Do you know the muffin man,
What muffin man?
That muffin man!
Yes, I know the muffin man,
The one with fatty cakes?

If I ate from that man’s pan,
A pastry grand
with spiced pecan,
Tasting the wares of the muffin man
Would give me a tummy ache.

{More poems at the end of post}

I have gastroparesis which means I must strictly limit my fat intake else suffer the consequences! Have you ever searched for fat free bakes goods? They aren’t out there. Trying will result in keto, vegan, and low sugar recipes… not the same thing at all.

Evidently, not many people have the severe fat restrictions that I and select others have. Regardless, I don’t think anyone who is trying to have a healthy lifestyle will turn up their nose at a yummy fat free breakfast option. So it is through much trial and error I bequeath you this recipe:

Fat Free Frutti-Tutti Muffins

By Good Golly Miss Molly
It is highly recommended to listen to Little Richard whilst baking.

Ingredients

Wet:

1/2 cup Applesauce
1/4 cup Egg Whites
1/4 cup Fruity Tea {boldly steeped}
The zest of 1/2 lemon or orange

Dry:

1 cup Flour of Choice
2 Tbs Sugar {or Honey to the wet ingredients}
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Dried Fruit {or other fruity bits of choice}

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Mix separately. Add dry to wet and do not overmix. Plop into regular sized muffin tins with liners or nonstick spray. Grace the tops with sprinkles, they are the smiles of the food world. Bake 12-15 minutes.

Yields 8 Regular-Sized Muffins

{Color of muffins will vary depending on the type of tea used. I made mine with white peach tea, lemon zest, and cranberries.}

There you are! Super easy, quick to make, and healthy for you.

Tea may seem a strange thing to put in a muffin recipe, but they make these suckers pop with flavor, which is important in the absence of butter. I gave one to Lynn {I don’t usually because he may have any fat-filled fancy he desires}, and his immediate response was, “I could eat a dozen of these!”

Muffins make mornings marvelous. And that is all I have to say about that.

But I do have more poems!

Twining

Can a tree stand alone in a land of storms
Where wind and lightning ravage?
If it clings to naught but silt and soil,
It will yield to a death most savage.

But see now the orchard in yonder meadow,
Its closely knitted roots,
How they lend strength in a tempest,
Shielding one another’s fruits.

Stand you with me, let our souls entwine,
With encouragement and listening ears.
If side by side, we grow steady,
In unity, we’ll weather the years.

My Gemini

May I be to you a blessing,
Always there when life’s distressing.
May I grant a listening ear,
When’er you need someone to hear.

May I come when you go calling,
Catch you every time you’re falling.
May you never feel alone,
Because your heart to mine is sewn.

Radiance

With glory so radiant, angel’s cannot bear it,
You blaze brighter than a sea of suns!
Songs of your Holy splendor declare it,
Sung by your seraphim, daughters, and sons.

Breather of sky, earth, and sea,
Moulder of creature, Knitter of soul,
You are Adonai and ever will be
The King of all, all yours extoll.

Have a beautiful week, dwelling on life’s beautiful things.
And may the Stars ever shine on your path.

** If you missed last weeks post, check it out for a free cat doll pattern and fun children’s poem!

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