Low Fat Apple Maple Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I made these this morning based on Dancer's Dried Cherry Muffin recipe (36519), and they turned out moist and delicious! They're just sweet enough, and the whole wheat flour gives them a nice texture. Leave the peels on the apples for fiber; the baking makes them soft anyhow.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients (flour through sugar); mix well.
  2. Make a well in the center and add the egg whites, applesauce, vanilla, and buttermilk. Mix gently.
  3. Fold in the apples and mix just until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Pour batter into lightly greased muffin tins.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  6. While muffins are baking combine the remaining cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over muffins as soon as they come out of the oven; the moisture of the muffins will hold just enough sugar in place.
  7. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This recipe is good. I love that it is so healthy. I will try them again with some adjustments, because the recipe has the potential to be a keeper.

FrVanilla October 14, 2010

I thought these were really good muffins! Healthier than "regular" high fat muffins, with added fiber, what can be wrong? I used dark maple syrup, which added to the maple flavour, I think. I also was just shy of 1/2 cup of applesauce, so I topped it with olive oil, probably made up about 1 tbsp. I also used 2 eggs instead of the whites only (I never know what to do with the yolks, so I hate to waste them.) Another winner, Smellyvegetarian! Made for VeggieSwap11.

Katzen June 27, 2009

I made these for breakfast today and they turned out moist and yummy. The maple syrup pairs really well with the apple and the different spices, but I think I might use more of it next time, since it barely came through. I left out the sugar in the batter, cause I prefer my muffins less sweet and this way they had a nice fruity sweetness from the apples. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe with us, smellyvegetarian. Its a really good basic apple muffin recipe. Made and reviewed for Veg'n'Swap #11 (PAV).

Lalaloula June 03, 2009

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