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Cranberry Apple Muffins

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Categories: Thanksgiving
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Oat bran adds additional texture to the cranberry and cinnamon flavors of these muffins.

Serves: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled apple (about 1 1/2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons walnut or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

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Directions:

  1. Place the flour, oat bran, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl, and stir to mix well. Add the chopped apple, apple juice, egg white, and oil, and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in the cranberries.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

To order this book go to www.penguin.com. Get a 15% discount with the coupon code FENPARENT.

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