Applesauce Walnut Muffins

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ¾ cup apples, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon allspice

Seasoned Cook: Make these by the dozen to freeze and takes some out at night for use the next morning. Instead of oiling the muffin pan, you can simply use paper muffin cups.


Method

  • Preheat oven to 400º.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil, brown sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in applesauce and diced apples.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, spices, and nuts. Stir into the applesauce mixture, just until moistened. Do not overmix.
  • Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking oil spray, fill, and bake for 15-18 minutes. Let muffins cool in the pan for five minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a rack.

 

Per muffin: 135 calories, 3g protein, 21g carbohydrate (2g fiber), 5g fat (0g sat, 5g mono/poly), 180mg sodium