Skinny Hash Brown Muffins


These little potato gems are so delicious. Guaranteed you’ll love them! Terrific to make as a side dish to beef, chicken, pork or fish. In addition, you can serve them with scrambled eggs for breakfast. I like to keep some on hand in my freezer. Each skinny muffin has 79 calories, 3 grams of fat and 2 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 2 Green.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 50 minutes


Ingredients for Muffins:

3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, shredded and not defrosted, see shopping tips

½ cup onions, chopped

2 egg whites (¼ cup)

¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated, see shopping tips

2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance light, melted

¾ teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning sat or salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Black pepper, to taste


Ingredients for Topping:

6 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously coat a muffin tin (regular size, 12 cup tin) with cooking spray. You’ll only use 6 of the cups.

2. In a large bowl, add frozen hash browns and break up the lumps. Add all remaining ingredients except the 6 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, for topping. Mix together well.

3. Divide and fill 6 muffin cups with potato batter. Top each with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

4. Bake for about 50 minutes until golden brown.

5. Let sit 5 minutes. Carefully remove each potato muffin from tin. Loosen around each with a spoon or knife first,  then gently lift out.

6. These freeze great. This recipe can be easily doubled to make 12 muffins.

Makes 6 muffins (each serving, 1 muffin)


Shopping Tips

Frozen Hash Brown potatoes are sold in most supermarkets. They contain no fat, just shredded potatoes. I used Ore Ida’s frozen plain shredded hash browns.
One serving (1¼ cups) has 70 calories, 0g fat, 10g carbs, 1g protein, 0.6g fiber, 0g sugar, 12mg sodium

Grated Parmesan cheese is the finely grated cheese sold in containers or with shaker/pourer tops. It looks like cheese dust. That said, you can substitute either shredded or grated Parmesan in equal proportions in your favorite recipes.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints-
2 Blue
WW SmartPoints-2 Green
WW POINTS PLUS
2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 hash brown muffin
79 calories, 3g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 4mg chol, 4g protein, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 337mg sod, 0g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!