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Review of Fiber One Banana Nut Muffin Mix

Food Review: Fiber One Banana Nut Muffin Mix

Normally, I steer clear of processed baking mixes and their artificial ingredients, but a pal of mine raves about Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix, so I decided to give the product line a try. I opted for the Banana Nut variation; both flavors yield muffins that contain 20 percent (five grams) of your daily fiber requirements.

Like other brands of boxed mixes, the Fiber One Muffin Mix calls for water, vegetable oil, and eggs. While the nutritional information for the packaged mix is appealing, the added ingredients double the fat content from three grams to six grams per muffin and increase the calories from 130 to 160. Find out my opinion of this product and learn how I altered my batch to make it healthier when you

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The box suggests replacing the oil with applesauce and the eggs with egg whites or fat-free egg product. With the recommended substitutions, the box indicates each prepared muffin contains 140 calories and three grams of fat. Since I happened to have a ripe banana on hand, I used pureed banana instead of applesauce. My batch turned out beautifully: very moist on the inside with a delicious muffin-top crust and an unmistakable banana flavor, with bits of walnut in each muffin. For sake of unprocessed eating, I'll still make my own reduced-fat muffins, but these are a tasty alternative in a pinch.

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almostloli almostloli 7 years
i wanna try yours! :D
almostloli almostloli 7 years
i wanna try yours! :D
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
pass, I'll just make my own from scratch. Not a boxed mix fan for cookies, cakes, brownies or muffins.
marie-lee marie-lee 7 years
I make my own from scratch. I don't find it much harder to measure out the dry ingredients from canisters in my kitchen cupboards and than open a box...
Spectra Spectra 7 years
If I need muffins in a pinch, I may try these, but it's really not too hard to make your own bran muffins using All Bran or Raisin Bran cereal.
karina2244 karina2244 7 years
These are so good!! I cooked them like I bake my cakes -- I use either DIet Coke or Diet Sprite instead of eggs, oil, water, etc. & bake according to directions. Yummm
dancinlaughin01 dancinlaughin01 7 years
these muffins look delicious! i love how they have fiber which helps you feel full but they do look a wee bit small.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Very true ellenp, I was never a fan of fiber one products. They have some not so good ingredients in their products that I always avoid.
ellenp1214 ellenp1214 7 years
the reason fiber one products don't taste like other high fiber products is because the type of fiber is different. it is a loophole in nutrition labeling in the US and it's not the same as the good kind you get from fruits and veggies. more info: http://www.slate.com/id/2213354/pagenum/all/#p2
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I still wouldn't buy it. I have a good recipe for bran muffins using all bran cereal. Plus other recipes that are in the clean eating realm that are way healthier.
heyjen19 heyjen19 7 years
i guess i agree, that it would be good in a pinch, but i like making my own banana bread and muffins too much to want to buy this.
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