Applesauce Maple Muffins
Applesauce and maple syrup lend luscious taste to these muffins.
Serves: 12 muffins
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon oat bran
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons walnut or vegetable oil
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dark raisins or chopped walnuts
- Place the flour, oat bran, and baking powder in a large bowl, and stir to mix well. Add the applesauce, maple syrup, oil, egg white, and vanilla extract, and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in the raisins or walnuts.
- Coat the bottoms only of muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray, and fill three-fourths full with the batter. Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes, or just until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake.
- Remove the muffin tins from the oven, and allow to sit for 5 minutes before removing the muffins. Serve warm or at room temperature, refrigerating any leftovers not eaten within 24 hours.
Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright © 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.
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