Healthy snacks can be delicious! Just try these Healthy Apple Muffins with Oats. They are perfect for snacking, parties, or even healthy tailgating treats!
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Muffins vs Biscotti
I like baking biscotti because it’s almost fool proof. It doesn’t have to rise or stay moist. It doesn’t even have to look all the pretty.
Lately though I’ve fallen for muffins. It turns out muffins are pretty easy too.
Healthy Low Calorie Apple Muffins
I mentioned on this Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cranberries, that I have been cooking from Cooking Light Recipes lately. I’ve slowly started working my way through their muffins, especially ones that I can make a little bit healthier. I found these Healthy Apple Muffins in the 2003 May issue.
These muffins were already pretty healthy with apples, oats and yogurt. I bumped it up a little more by replacing some of the white flour with whole wheat pastry flour. That’s my favorite way to bump up fiber and nutrients!
Making Muffins is So Easy
You can see why I love making muffins, it’s so easy.
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients in a batter bowl.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Fold in extras – in this case shredded apple.
- Put in paper lined muffin tins.
- Eat and enjoy!
Looking for more healthy muffins:
Everyone loves these Healthy Apple Streusel Muffins with Maple Glaze!
Stock up on canned pumpkin so you can make these Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins all year round!
Healthy Apple Muffins with Oats
Everyone loves this Healthy Apple Muffins with Oats. Shredded apples makes them so moist!
- 2 cups peeled and shredded apple (about 3/4 pound)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup oats quick cooking
- 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup milk fat free
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounce plain yogurt low-fat
- 1 egg
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400.
Place apples on a paper towel and squeeze out some of the excess moisture.
Spoon flours into dry measuring cups and level with a knife. Add to medium bowl. Add oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine. Make a well in the center.
In another bowl, combine milk, oil, vanilla, yogurt and egg. Whisk.
Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring just to combine. Stir in apples.
Fill muffin pan with liners or spray with cooking spray. Spoon batter in to 12 muffin cups.
Bake for 20 minutes or until they spring back when touched lightly in the center.
Remove from baking pan and cool on wire rack.
Note - this recipe has been tested with both low fat and full fat dairy. Both work. If you want lower calories, use the lower fat varieties.