While muffins can be filled with butter and calories, they don't always have to be! Sarah Carey lightens up her blueberry muffins with apple sauce, which manages to add a little bit of sweetness and a lot of moisture. Carey also uses low fat buttermilk and a lot less oil than is typically called for in most muffin recipes. All you need for this recipe is baking mix, sugar, unsweetened applesauce, low fat buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, safflower or vegetable oil and blueberries.

The best part about these muffins is that they are very kid-friendly. They're the perfect way to introduce kids to baking. In a world that promotes so much junk food, it's important for kids to learn all about cooking. If baking is how to get them interested in the culinary world, so be it! All of the ingredients are easy for the kids to toss into a bowl. Carey also uses an ice cream scooper to ensure that an even amount of batter goes into each muffin tin, which is a fun touch for kids! Just make sure to keep the kids away from the hot oven, the only part of this recipe that is not kid-friendly.

Watch the video above to learn how to make Sarah Carey's Lighter Blueberry Muffins.

Ingredients you'll need
1 3/4 cup baking mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp oil (safflower or vegetable oil)
1 cup blueberries

Tags: Food Report, Muffin, Breakfast, Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian, Blueberry

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