Apple Oat Muffins-No Added Sugar

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Breads, Breakfast, Cooking, Featured

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These muffins would be a great breakfast for a busy morning, or a healthy choice for a snack!  They aren’t overly sweet, but I think that brings out the flavor of the apples more.  Next time I make them, I’ll definitely add some chopped walnuts or pecans and they would also be great with raisins.  They come in at about 85 calories, 3 grams of fat, 13 carbs, 2.3 grams of fiber, 3.2 grams of protein, and under 5 grams of sugar.  Not bad for a muffin!

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Apple Oat Muffins-No Sugar Added

(about 20 muffins)

1 cup of white whole wheat flour (You can also use wheat flour or all purpose flour)

1/3 cup of almond meal

1/2 cup of quick cooking oats

1/2 cup toasted oat bran (or you can use all oats)

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons of flax seed meal (optional)

1 cup of unsweetened applesauce

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 cup non fat milk (or almond milk)

1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt

2 tablespoons of vanilla

2 tablespoons of honey (or you can use brown sugar)

1 cup chopped or shredded apples

1 cup shredded coconut, toasted (optional)

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I think walnuts or pecans would be great!)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a muffin tin with non stick cooking spray or line with cupcake liners.  In a large bowl combine flour, almond meal, oats, oat bran, baking soda, salt, spices, and flax seed meal.    In a medium bowl combine applesauce, egg, milk, yogurt, and vanilla.  Put the wet ingredients into the oat mixture and stir just until combined.  Stir in apple, coconut, and nuts.  Fill muffin tins about 3/4 of the way full and bake 14-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Don’t over cook or you’ll lose some of the flavor!  Remove to cooling rack.  Store in an airtight container.

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