By DANA SPARKS
Mayo Clinic News Network
Are you looking for a new way to make this old-school favorite?
You can make healthy hush puppies using Greek yogurt and without frying.
- 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
- 1/2 cups finely chopped onions
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup low-fat milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Heat the oven to 400 F. Lightly coat a muffin pan or baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium saute pan, add oil and saute the onions until soft and tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients with the cooked onions. Mix well. Mixture should be fairly thick. Place 1/4 cup of mixture into each muffin slot or spread mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm.
DIETITIAN’S TIP: Use a mini muffin pan for smaller pups.
Serving size: 1 hush puppy
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: Calories 134, total fat 4 grams, cholesterol 32 milligrams, Sodium 230 milligrams, total carbohydrate 20 grams, dietary fiber 0 grams, total sugars 2 grams, protein 4 grams