Thursday, 20 March 2014

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins


Both myself and my kids love a good homemade muffin.  We also love making them, so that works out well.  These apple cinnamon muffins are my kids absolute favorite.  They love the chunks of apple and soft fluffy insides.  And I just love that they're so much healthier (and smaller) than your average store-bought muffin.  These make a great snack or on-the-go breakfast.

Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or soft whole wheat flour (you can also replace up to half the flour with all purpose flour)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1.5 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1/3 cup 1% milk
3 tbsp. canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 - 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like your muffins)
1 medium apple, finely chopped and microwaved for 1.5 minutes to soften

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. Finely chop apples and microwave for just over 1 minute.
3. In bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
4. In separate bowl, mix together egg, applesauce, yogurt, oil, vanilla and brown sugar.
5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until combined.  Fold in apple.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 12
Calories 165, total fat 4.2g (sat. fat 0g), total carbs 31g, fibre 3g, sugar 13g, protein 13.5g

Weight Watchers Points: 3
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 5


2 comments:

  1. Looks good; I'm going to have to try the chunks-of-apples-in-a-muffin trick. I made 2 batches of mini-muffins on Saturday hoping to freeze some for later in the week but the girls ate everything. Rinse and repeat on Sunday. Needless to say, we're on a muffin binge these days

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    1. I always like to keep "healthier" muffins on hand because I find that sometimes the kids can get really picky and at least if they'll eat some of the muffins I made, they'll at least get some nutrition that way.
      Chunks of apple in a muffin is amazing! You have to try it. Just make sure to microwave the apple pieces first or you'll end up with hard chunks of apple which isn't so amazing.

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