I love being a blogger. People just send you great ideas! This one came from Krista S. She sent a muffin recipe she found online and adapated. I, of course, changed it slightly to use what I had on hand and make the toddler happy. He declared "I don’t like raisins in my muffins!" So we skipped them and the pecans and stuck with a simple apple muffin.
I love how they came out. REAL most and sweet. Almost too sweet, so you may want to reduce the honey by a tablespoon if you don’t like a sweeter muffin. The toddler? well… the toddler took a bite and declared he "loved them!" Then he took another bite and said he didn’t. Ahhh how I LOVE 3 year olds! All in all he liked the flavor but the apple chunks got him. As soon as he hit one he made a face. I think he gets it from me, I never liked chunks in things when I was a kid either. If it wasn’t chocolate chips then I didn’t want it in my cookies. Raisins, nuts, whatever. My mom used to grind them up so I wouldn’t complain. :)
Anyway, this is how I made them and I’ll put Krista’s original ingredients in [brackets].
- 3/4 c whole wheat flour (90g)
- 1/2 c wheat bran (30g)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (61g)
- 2 tbsp molasses (41g) [1/4 c brown sugar]
- 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt + 1/4 cup water [1/2 c nonfat milk]
- 1 tsp vanilla [3/4 t vanilla]
- 3 tbsp honey (63g)
- 1 medium apple, cored, & diced (I left the skin on)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffin cups by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, wheat bran, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon) in a bowl. Set aside.
Whisk the wet ingredients (applesauce, molasses, yogurt, water, vanilla, honey) together in another bowl.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together with the diced apple. [Krista also added raisins and pecans]
Spoon into muffin sprayed muffin tins (9-10). Bake about 20 minutes. Cool in muffin tin for a minute and then remove to cool on wire rack.
Here’s a little before and after baking…
And here’s my measurer. :) I really LOVE baking with him. Notice the mess.
As for the nutritional information. This is based on how I made them. I got 10 but they were small. 9 would probably be better.
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