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Light Muffins: Over 60 Recipes for Sweet and Savory Low-Fat Muffins and Spreads Hardcover – Jun 18 1995


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  • Hardcover: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (June 18 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517700662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517700662
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 13.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When I first saw this book, I thought, "How helpful can a tiny little book like that be?" I quickly found out this book packs a powerful punch - it has proven to be more useful than many of my great big huge recipe books! That's because the author includes everything you need, nothing more. She tells you how to make a basic muffin mix and add or subtract from there to make the muffins of your dreams. I bought this for a friend as well, I was so pleased with it!
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I checked this book out of the library and had to have it! It's wonderful -- it gives a basic muffin recipe that you can add to, and then many many wonderful recipes such as oatmeal banana. She tells you how to adjust the recipes for your taste (can you use egg whites instead of eggs to make the muffin even lighter? yes, but they won't brown as well). This is also a wonderful gift to give, in a basket with some muffins made from the book's recipes!
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By A Customer on Nov. 12 2001
Format: Hardcover
The recipes in this book are wonderful, I especially enjoy the orange muffins and the brown bread muffins. The quick jams are not really jelly-like, much more runny, but still tasty. I am looking forward to trying even more of the recipes in this so far no fail book!
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By A Customer on April 9 2000
Format: Hardcover
This delightful,slim volume is incredibly easy to use, with a great variety of tips & tricks for virtually fool-proof muffins. Best of all, the recipes cover the gamut from no-fat to low-fat, with no sacrifice of flavor or texture. Sweet or savory, they are all good. Among my favorites, pineapple corn muffins & blueberry creme muffins. My sister, an accomplished baker, swears by the Irish soda bread muffins, and the no-fat blueberry jam recipe.
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Managing your muffins April 9 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This delightful,slim volume is incredibly easy to use, with a great variety of tips & tricks for virtually fool-proof muffins. Best of all, the recipes cover the gamut from no-fat to low-fat, with no sacrifice of flavor or texture. Sweet or savory, they are all good. Among my favorites, pineapple corn muffins & blueberry creme muffins. My sister, an accomplished baker, swears by the Irish soda bread muffins, and the no-fat blueberry jam recipe.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
DE-licious! Nov. 12 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The recipes in this book are wonderful, I especially enjoy the orange muffins and the brown bread muffins. The quick jams are not really jelly-like, much more runny, but still tasty. I am looking forward to trying even more of the recipes in this so far no fail book!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Best Book for Your Muffin Needs Dec 22 2002
By "scp2mt" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I checked this book out of the library and had to have it! It's wonderful -- it gives a basic muffin recipe that you can add to, and then many many wonderful recipes such as oatmeal banana. She tells you how to adjust the recipes for your taste (can you use egg whites instead of eggs to make the muffin even lighter? yes, but they won't brown as well). This is also a wonderful gift to give, in a basket with some muffins made from the book's recipes!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Lovely Little Book, Worth the Price May 12 2006
By Susanne Koenig - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I've had this tiny book for about ten years and I really enjoy having it around. Although sometimes she requests for you to obtain unusual ingredients--like walnut oil instead of regular oil (to add a nutty taste without adding more nuts)--it is by far the best little collection of muffins I've ever come across. The chocolate zucchini spice muffins are *not* to be missed, especially if you love zucchini bread and have avoided it because of the fat. (This particular recipe calls for walnut oil, but I've always made it with whatever cooking oil I've had on hand and it tastes marvelous).

The recipes, I'd like to note, are all very original, not a rehash of the muffin repertoire you've seen before. There's Hazlenut-Pear Muffins, English-Muffin Muffins (I'm baking these tomorrow), and Sweet Potato Streusel Muffins.

You will not regret buying this little gem of a book. It's an elegant little collection and (nearly) guilt-free to boot.
Great muffins! June 8 2013
By Steve Caputo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Have enjoyed several of her cookbooks. She writes easy to follow recipes that are healthier and can be enjoyed on a regular basis.

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