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Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
I'm not sure where I got this recipe. I've had it for a while, but it's very good. It's especially good warm, right out of the oven with butter. Yum.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2⁄3 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup chopped peeled apple
- 1⁄3 cup dark seedless raisins
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 12 standard-size muffin-pan cups with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Make well in center.
- Stir together buttermilk, applesauce, egg whites and canola oil in a small bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture into well of dry ingredients. Stir just until evenly moistened. Do not over mix. Gently fold in apple and raisins. Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups.
- Bake in 400 degree F oven for 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers of muffins comes out clean. Turn muffins out onto wire rack to cool.
I made these this morning and found them to be a little bit lacking in the flavor department. That's with two whole eggs and sweetened cinnamon applesauce. I would suggest dropping the brown sugar and going back to granulated (I know, it sacrifices some of the health properties), putting in even more apple and raisins, and perhaps throwing in a dollop of sour cream. The taste was just a little too floury and had very little cinnamon flavor or sweetness. I will say that the apple chunks and raisins were quite nice, so next time, I will likely add more.
These muffins are really good! I made them last night and before taking his first bite, my husband paused and asked me if they were low-fat (because he hates all the low-fat muffins I've made for him so far). I told him yes and he hesitantly took a bite, then another... then he said that they were actually really good and gobbled up the whole thing! I had one this morning for breakfast and it was very good and still nice and moist. I'm going to freeze the rest for DH to grab on his way to work in the mornings. I will make these again. Thank you! Reviewed for PAC Spring 2009.