Apple Spice Muffins

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Apple Spice Muffins

  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup spiced apple butter
  • ‘1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup finely diced peeled apple

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Coat 12 standard 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray
  • Place cranberries in a small bowl and cover with hot water
  • Set aside
  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl
  • Stir in bran
  • Whisk egg, milk, apple butter, brown sugar, oil and molasses in a large bowl until blended
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients
  • Drain the raisins; add them and the diced apple to the bowl
  • Stir until just combined
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared pan (the cups will be very full)
  • Bake the muffins until the tops spring back when touched lightly, 18 to 22 minutes
  • Makes 12 muffins.

197 calories; 6 g fat ( 1 g sat , 3 g mono ); 18 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 4 g fiber; 148 mg sodium; 221 mg potassium

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