This gorgeous recipe for moist and flavorful yet also healthy muffins comes from " The Wild Wild West" cookbook, which I got of my wonderful swap partner and friend Tammie in the 2009 Cookbook Swap. I luv how easy and quick it comes together and how tasty the muffins are while still being good for you.
- 3⁄4 cup oat bran (use toasted for more flavour)
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (original calls for 1/2ts but I like it better this way)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons oil (mixed with 1 tbsp applesauce)
- 1 tablespoon applesauce
- 3 tablespoons honey or 3 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 cup apple, chopped (1 apple)
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, chopped (optional, I leave them out)
- cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
- Coat muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with paper cups (muffins will stick to them though).
- Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a second bowl combine oil mixed with 1 tbs applesauce, 1 cup applesauce, yoghurt, egg and honey/agave nectar. Add to dry ingredients and stir only until just moistened.
- Fold in apples and pecans if using. Pour into prepared muffin tins, sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar if using.
- and bake in the pre-heated oven at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.
These are really tastey and will be made frequently because both DSs LOVE these!! I was able to get a small box of oat bran (just in case we wouldn't use it all) and so I can make a few more batches. I put too much cooking spray in the muffin cups bacause I was afraid of sticking, so the spray burned a little on the outside. I added the pecans, used vanilla yogurt and cinnamon applesauce. I don't feel so bad for letting DS's eat these for lunch since they are so healthy!! Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #48.
We loved the flavor and I loved the ease in preparing. The burst of apple is what makes these muffins stand out. I did include the pecans and think next time I will add even more. Maybe another 1/4 cup. Mine didn't really rise and I got 16 muffins with a few really short ones. So next time I'm making 12 muffins and calling it good (really good). I love it when you have all the ingredients. Well, with the exception of the oat bran that I was able to locate in bulk at the local grocery store. Thanks for posting a keeper. :)
Very tasty and moist muffin (for being so low in fat!) Plenty sweet enough for me (I used Agave Nectar). I also added about 1/2 teaspoon more cinnamon and another 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg because I like to really taste those two in my muffins. I used the optional pecans. Made for TOP FAVORITES of 2009 COOKBOOKS TAG GAME