This started out as a high fat recipe from epicurious.com. I replaced the white flour with whole wheat and whole wheat pastry flour, substituted nonfat yogurt and applesauce for the whole milk and butter and used raisins in place of nuts. In the end, you end up with a moist, flavorful, nutritious, fat-free muffin. What is better than that? They also freeze very well.
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oat bran
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup nonfat yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 small ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄4 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Combine flour, oat bran, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Whisk together yogurt, maple syrup, egg whites, vanilla and banana.
- Stir wet mixture into dry mixture just until combined.
- Stir in raisins.
- Divide batter among 12 muffin cups and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of pecans on each.
- Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes.
- Transfer to rack to cool.
Wow, these are super moist! I ran out of Whole wheat pastry flour so I substituted Almond Flour. I also substituted an 1/8 cup of the stevia/sugar blend for the 1/4 cup of regular sugar and I added cran-raisins and pecans. Everyone loved them!!!!
These muffins are fabulous! They are hearty and very filling. The pecans give it a nice little crunch on top. I subbed half the raisins for dried blueberries. I was worried the mixture seemed to be very wet but it turned out perfectly and the applesauce is not listed in the directions. Thank you Caet your low fat version is one of my new favorite recipes.
I can't believe how my kids devoured these! When I tasted them, I thought they would think they were too mealy, but both children actually really liked the texture. My 7-yr. old son even took 2 to school for lunch! We omitted the raisins and nuts and put chocolate chips on top (could be the reason why they were so popular), I also only had regular applesauce on hand and did not come out too sweet. They didn't taste too "healthy" either. Any recipe that is this good-for-you and gets kids to eat it gets 5 stars from me! Thanks for posting!