Fabulous Skinny Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins, Great for Mother’s Day Recipe

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We really love these coffee cake muffins and know you will too! They’re light, lemony, tender, bursting with blueberries and crowed with a wonderful oatmeal streusel topping and lemon drizzle. Putting all these great flavors together in one fell swoop makes these muffins truly special. Prepping is easier since we’re starting with a cake mix. The skinny on one muffin is 250 calories, 7 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. One blueberry muffin from Costco has an astounding 612 calories and 32 grams of fat. Our muffins are dangerously good and wonderful to serve for a special brunch.

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Servings: 18 servings


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  • Cake Ingredients
  • 1 (18.25 oz) box Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg, we used Eggland’s Best eggs
  • 1½ cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Streusel Topping Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • Drizzle ingredients
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a muffin pan with cooking spray with flour. In an electric mixer or large bowl using a hand mixer, add the cake mix, pudding, buttermilk, water, applesauce, canola oil and lemon juice. Mix until blended. Add the egg whites, egg, and beat until smooth. By hand, gently fold in the blueberries.
  2. Pour batter into the muffin cups. Fill each to almost the top. Spread evenly.
  3. To make streusel: In a small bowl add oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon and mix together with a fork. Gradually add melted butter and stir to coat well. Top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon streusel.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for about 10 minutes. Carefully loosen each muffin with a knife and remove onto a plate. Cool before adding the drizzle.
  5. To make the drizzle: In a small dish, combine sugar, lemon juice and mix until smooth.
  6. Drizzle 1 teaspoon over the top of each muffin. Store the muffins covered on the kitchen counter for several days. They freeze great too.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 60g
Recipe makes 18 servings
Calories 125  
Calories from Fat 46 37%
Total Fat 5.24g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.27g 5%
Trans Fat 0.01g  
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 64mg 2%
Total Carbs 18.75g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 7.88g 5%
Protein 1.64g 3%



  • dianna
    October 13, 2014
    Please help me , I dont understand the ingredients when it has an A with an ^ over the top of it , what does this mean , I really do want to make these muffins but can't till i understand ....Thank You Very Much

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