Since starting Weight Watchers (WW), I have become obsessed with finding WW friendly solutions for all of my favorite things. One of those things I wanted to make, that would be lower in points, are muffins. I am forever making banana muffins for the kids (that are NOT Weight Watcher friendly) so I decided to bake mini muffins for myself that would be Weight Watchers friendly. These lemon pound cake mini muffins work out to be 1 SmartPoint per muffin!
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Lemon Pound Cake Mini Muffins
Delicious recipe for lemon pound cake mini muffins that is Weight Watchers friendly. Just 1 SmartPoint per mini muffin!
- 8 large Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups Swerve Confectioners Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Plain, Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 Cup Salted Butter softened
- 8 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese softened
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Extract
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 1/2 Cups GF Flour can use reg. flour
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Set your cream cheese out to soften.
In a large bowl, add the butter, eggs, Swerve, softened cream cheese and the Greek yogurt. Mix thoroughly. Add in the lemon extract and vanilla extract and mix.
Add in the salt and baking powder, making sure to mix in between each addition. Finally mix in your GF four. Mix well.
Grease your mini muffin tin or use a silicone pan (trust me...this sticks to the paper) and fill each well. Bake for 15 minutes.
While I made these lemon pound cake mini muffins with gluten free flour, you can totally sub in your favorite non-gluten free flour. I’ve tried a bunch of different sugar alternatives and I have to say, Swerve is the first alternative sugar that actually tastes like sugar! If you would prefer to use regular sugar, be sure to recalculate the Weight Watchers SmartPoints in your app.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
My first two pieces of advice are super important and if you follow it, you will love me each and every time you make muffins. You will want to get these batter spoons and this silicone mini muffin pan. The batter spoons allow you to fill the muffin wells with the exact amount of batter needed. This silicone mini muffin pan is AMAZING. It is the best silicone pan. It has a metal frame for support.
As for the actual recipe, I had a little trouble with the cream cheese. I don’t know if I let it soften long enough. When I make this recipe again, I will try beating the cream cheese first with the mixer and then adding the other ingredients and see if that makes a difference. Despite the tiny random specks of cream cheese, these lemon pound cake mini muffins are good!
Make these lemon pound cake mini muffins and let me know what you think!
*As always, I recommend that you put your ingredients in the recipe builder in your Weight Watchers app to get the exact points for the specific ingredients that you use