Because of the wholesome words commonly used to describe muffin offerings like “bran”, “carrot walnut”, or “cranberry”, these no icing, jumbo cupcakes have a healthier reputation than they deserve. Some come with upwards of 550 calories and ten teaspoons of sugar (which makes a donut seem benign.) Do not be taken by the low-fat options either. They may contain less fat, but extra sugar is almost always added in order to compensate for the loss of flavor, making the muffins even worse for you. Fluffy refined flour in combination with sugar, no matter what its shape or name, will always be a dangerous duo.
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