I’ve had my share of Weight Watchers banana bread recipes, but this version is my favorite. The bread comes out so moist and delicious, and the applesauce and vanilla extract help to give it just the right amount of sweetness without having to use a lot of sugar. If you prefer to use a regular, all-purpose flour with this instead of whole wheat, you absolutely can. Or you can use a mixture of the two flours. But I like the added nutrition of the whole wheat. I also added a few tablespoons of organic raw flaxseed because I was serving this to my kids, but that does add an extra Point or two. So, I posted the recipe without the inclusion of the flaxseed. This low fat banana bread is wonderful with your morning coffee or tea, or for an after dinner sweet treat. And at just 4 Points + for each thick slice, you’ll be thrilled at how filling and satisfying it is. Enjoy!
Both of my kids are great sleepers, which is awesome at night, but means we are often struggling to get out the door on time in the morning to schlep my son to preschool. So sitting them (and myself!) down for a healthy breakfast is practically impossible. I needed some new ideas for something that the kids and I could eat in the car, that was filling, and that was delicious and overall nutritious. And I hit the jackpot with these Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins. They are so incredibly easy to make, and they come out moist, flavorful and perfect for an on the go breakfast or snack. I make a big batch and then freeze them so I’ll always have some on hand for a hectic morning. If you aren’t concerned about an increase in Points, add in some raisins, nuts or dried cranberries for extra deliciousness. Also, I chose NOT to use cinnamon in these as I often tire of cinnamon in almost every muffin recipe. I wanted something more “vanilla”, so I didn’t use it. But if you are a cinnamon person, feel free to add some in. My husband loves them as a healthy snack with his coffee in the afternoon, and I LOVE having a 3 Points + muffin that tastes incredible and helps satisfy me. Tired of your office tempting you with those carb-heavy bagels? Make a few dozen of these Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins and treat everyone to a healthier option! These were so good and have definitely become a staple around here.
Tired of all the delicious, seasonal pumpkin recipes yet? I didn’t think so. Here’s another one for a Baked Pumpkin French Toast that is so good, it tastes more like dessert than breakfast. After seeing so many baked french toasts recipes floating around lately, I decided to give one a shot, even though I’m not a huge fan of french toast. I decided to make my egg mix a little more healthy and a little more seasonal by adding pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and using Egg Beaters instead of real eggs. I also used some leftover challah bread that we had for dinner on a Friday night. The prep was very easy. It took me all of 10 minutes. Then I just set it in my fridge overnight and popped it in the oven in the morning. My house smelled AMAZING while it was baking! And it was delicious. Seriously, DELICIOUS. Each serving was 8 Points +, which isn’t too bad considering this was a large and filling serving topped with real maple syrup. You could probably shave off a point or two by using low calorie syrup, but in my opinion, a dish this divine deserves the good stuff. I was quite full at just 1 serving. This would make a perfect Christmas morning breakfast recipe (just let it bake while you are opening presents!) or even for the morning after Thanksgiving (if you don’t plan on eating dinner leftovers for breakfast like I’ll be doing). Regardless of when or how you eat it, this is one Baked French Toast Recipe you must try. Enjoy!
If you are in the mood for a bit of a Points splurge for a an absolutely delicious and decadent breakfast recipe, then this Baked Egg Bread Boat Recipe is just the ticket. I came across this recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon, and decided to play around with it a bit to make it more Weight Watchers friendly. Just a few small changes, and my Baked Egg Bread Boat turned out SO good! For 9 Points + you get an entire sourdough demi baguette filled with baked in egg whites, cheese and veggies. Seriously delicious. It’ can be a little tricky getting the right cut into the bread…I plan on attempting this recipe a few more times to see if I can do it better and get a better picture. But overall, it’s really an easy breakfast or brunch recipe to make and the flavors and textures are incredible. I can’t wait to make this again! This is a wonderful Weight Watchers breakfast idea for those days when you need your carb fix. Enjoy!
These Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are a healthier and lighter version of a basic, traditional Blueberry Muffin Recipe. Still moist and delicious, but just 4 Points + per serving. I like to make a big batch and freeze some so I’ll have a quick and healthy Weight Watchers breakfast on hand whenever I’m feeling too tired (or lazy) to cook. They are also great to give to my toddler for a tasty and healthy breakfast on the go. I’ve seen a lot of variations of these blueberry muffins with nuts or icing added, but in order to keep in Weight Watchers friendly, I stuck to the basics. Plus, I often enjoy a simple muffin without too many ingredients. Occasionally, I’ll add a tablespoon of flaxseed Powder for some added health benefits. This is really a deliciously healthy and easy muffin recipe to add to your collection, and it’ll satisfy your blueberry muffin craving without using up too many of your Weight Watchers Points. P.S. They go great with a bit of Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread! Yum!
This weekend, I was a baking madwoman, experimenting with a couple new Weight Watchers recipes and having lots of fun! One of my baking triumphs was this Maple Pear Muffins Recipe. Each muffin has just 5 Points + per serving, which isn’t bad for a carb-based food using sugar AND maple syrup. They were the perfect wintery treat, and were so delicious when served warm with a tablespoon of Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread. They were sweet, dense, moist and satisfying, and make a great idea for a healthy breakfast on the go. So instead of buying on of those atrociously fattening (and overpriced) muffins at Starbucks, make a batch of these delicious low fat Maple Pear Muffins, and save yourself some calories and some cash!
Need a healthy idea for something to serve on Christmas morning? Well these amazingly delicious Goat Cheese and Fig Muffins are not only tasty and festive, they are just 5 Points + each. Each healthy fig muffin is stuffed with a rich, creamy honey and goat cheese filling. They are moist and fluffy, and oh-so yummy! The combination of the sweet figs and honey combined with the tangy goat cheese make for a wonderfully decadent treat. These yummy muffins also make a great gift to bake for your friend, neighbor, or child’s teacher!
Christmas will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start thinking about that fabulous holiday dinner! Instead of the stuffing I make for Thanksgiving, I like to shake things up and serve this Sage and Sausage Cornbread stuffing recipe instead. Inspired by Ina Garten’s Cornbread Stuffing, the unique flavor combination is amazing and it’s made with delicious ingredients that are quite satisfying at 6 Points + per 1 cup serving. It goes great as a side dish with a roast turkey, chicken or Christmas ham. Put this decadent Christmas Cornbread Stuffing recipe on your dinner table this year and your family and friends will enjoy an amazing meal without even knowing that it’s a healthier version.
What would Thanksgiving dinner be without the stuffing?!? That heavenly, carb-laden dish is the one I look forward to the most each year, but not surprisingly, it’s also one of the most fattening. After some putting some time in the kitchen this past weekend, I was able to create a MUCH healthier version that has about 1/3 of the fat and calories most traditional Thanksgiving Recipes have. I simply took my mom’s recipe (which is THE BEST stuffing in the world, by the way), and altered it. It was easier than I thought, and the end result was pretty darn good! For just 5 Points +, you get a huge 1 1/2 cup serving! Now, that’s what I’m talking about. It does require you to make your own bread cubes vs. using prepared ones out of a box, but considering the Points is saves you, it’s so worth it. With stuffing this yummy and healthy, there’s no need to wait til Thanksgiving!
These unbelievably delicious Breakfast Muffins make the perfect idea for a healthy, low calorie breakfast on the go. Each muffin has just 4 Points +, and are very filling! Loaded with bacon, mushrooms and cheese, these savory muffins taste so good, it’s hard to believe they are Weight Watchers friendly. Since we are often running around like crazy in the morning, it’s nice to make these the night before, and then we have a quick and healthy breakfast to grab on the way out the door the next morning. You can also bake an extra batch or two and freeze them, so you’ve always got a good, low Points breakfast food on hand that you can re-heat in a pinch.
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If you are a fan of big, fluffy, fruit filled muffins, you came to the right place today! This easy Banana and Blueberry Muffin Recipe delivers a most delicious, low calorie muffin that’s full of good for you ingredients and low in Points +. The average muffin at Starbucks clocks in around 9-12 PointsPlus each…..so why not make a healthier version yourself and save PointsPlus and $$$? By just making a few changes in a traditional blueberry and banana muffin recipe, it’s not hard to create a muffin that is a lot lower in fat and calories and that doesn’t sacrifice taste. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch side dish recipes, or to have with your morning coffee. Make a few batches of these and freeze them so that you always have a guilt free snack on hand!
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This American take on a popular Italian Recipe is another deliciously decadent idea for a Mother’s Day Breakfast or Brunch. Strawberry Bruschetta is such a versatile dish — it can be used as a side dish with breakfast or brunch, an appetizer or even as a quick, low calorie dessert recipe. Just by making a few small changes to the traditional strawberry bruschetta that Giada DeLaurentis makes, I was able to get the Points + Value to just 5 Points + per serving. It’s such an easy and effortless dish to make if you’ve got a serious sweet tooth and need a fast, low calorie alternative to a high calorie dessert. I also love the idea of using this as a finger food recipe to serve at parties and get togethers! The warm berries release so much flavor, and the sweet syrup is such a delicious contrast to the cream cheese. If you are looking to add another tasty dish to your list of Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes this year, this one will not disappoint.