Lemon Blueberry Bran Muffins combine great flavors with better health. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and added with lemon, these muffins will help keep blood sugar levels under control.

Lemon Blueberry Bran MuffinsPrep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Ready In: 40 min

Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients
1½ cup Bran Flakes cereal, crushed
¾ cup Buttermilk
1/3 cup Sugar Free Syrup
¼ cup Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
1¼ cups Unsifted Flour
1½ tsp Baking Soda
1½ tsp grated Lemon Rind
¼ tsp Salt
¾ cup fresh or frozen Blueberries

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cereal and buttermilk; let stand 5 minutes. Combine syrup, oil, and egg; mix well. Add to cereal mixture. Stir together flour, soda, rind and salt; add to cereal mixture. Stir only until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill paper-lined or lightly greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan. Serve warm.

Tips & Notes
Good nutrition starts in the kitchen, and with a little education. For people with diabetes, good nutrition is critical to keeping blood sugar levels under control. Surprisingly, watching what you eat does not mean losing what you like.
The first step to meal planning is working closely with a registered dietitian. Dietitians know how nutrition can better control patients’ blood glucose levels, while tailoring programs that suit their tastes and lifestyles.
What are some simple rules to good nutrition? Balancing out carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains can make a difference in your blood sugar. Keeping fat, especially saturated fat, at an appropriate level. Again, your dietitian can help you set-up your requirements.
What does this mean? You’re not necessarily restricted to what you can eat, as long as it can be incorporated into your daily meal schedule. And while most foods can be incorporated into a meal plan, sometimes special foods are very helpful.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories: 130
Protein: 3g
Total Fat: 5g
Carbohydrate: 19g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 300mg

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