Healthy Low Fat Apple and Oatmeal Muffins

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Recipe by LUv 2 BaKE

Heathy moist apple oatmeal muffins with a pretty garnish of sliced apple on top. Recipe from Apple & Pear Australia Ltd.

Top Review by Lynne the Pirate Queen

Although these require a bit more work than I usually am willing to go through for a muffin, these are *so* good it's worth the extra time and effort! Some changes: Having no whole wheat flour, I used instead half all-purpose flour and half rice flour. I used Granny Smith apples, and grated them peel and all so as to give the muffins additional nutrition, color and texture. Also for additional nutrition, I added 3/4 cup of ground flaxseed along with the dry ingredients, and topped the muffins with chopped walnuts instead of sliced apples. All this made for a denser and not so low-fat muffin, but that's okay, since I prefer substantial muffins (I use them for breakfasts on the go, so I want them fairly filling), and the fats from the flax and walnuts are the heart-healthy kind that also provide lots of Omega-3. The next time I make these, I think I'll use brown sugar instead of the white -- or maybe half brown, half white -- for even more flavor. Thanks for a wonderful muffin in which the apple truly stands out. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak the oats, apple juice, sugar and vanilla for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix in the flour, baking powder, grated apple and cinnamon.
  3. Fold in the beaten egg whites; Spoon into 12 muffin tins.
  4. Top muffins with 2 sliced apple wedges (cut quarters of apple into 3 or 4 wedges) and bake at 170° C (338°F) for 25 - 30 minutes until muffins and cooked though and golden.
  5. Cool in pan for a few minutes, then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

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