Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
These muffins are delicious and loaded with fiber and heart-friendly oat bran. They may truly be the breakfast of champions. You may use Granny Smith or Gravenstein apples, but feel free to try your favorite green apple. You can freeze what you don't consume right away for a later date.
- 1 cup water
- 1 (12 ounce) can apple juice concentrate, thawed
- 2 large green cooking apples
- 1 1⁄4 cups oat bran
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached white flour
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- canola oil or olive oil, for oiling the muffin pan
- Heat oven to 325°F Lightly oil muffin pan. Peel and core apples; chop them coarsely. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together pastry flour, white flour, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Add thawed apple juice concentrate, chopped apples, and enough water to make a light batter.
- Mix just enough to moisten all ingredients. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake till lightly browned, 25-30 minutes.
- Remove muffins from cups while hot.
These are simply fabulous!
These are great! They're super easy to make, they're really healthy, and they're delicious. They have no added sugar and lots of fiber and whole grains, but they still taste good. I used 3 cups of white whole wheat flour (instead of the 1 cup of white flour and 2 cups of whole wheat) and added a chopped pear. I found that it worked better to cook them at 350, but my oven might run a little cool. Also, make sure you freeze or refrigerate what you don't eat the first day or so. I didn't the first time I made them and the fruit went rancid. This recipe made 24 muffins for me, rather than the 10-12 that it says. This is definitely a keeper!
Very tasty, the entire family enjoyed these. I added flax seeds and wheat bran for some added health. Next time I think I will use a apple that is more tart and I was thinking about soaking the apples in cinnamon and sugar before adding them for some extra flavor. These were good, I will be trying them again. They taste almost like an apple pie.