Wednesday, April 14, 2010
After you have collected all 6 of the concealed (and some not so concealed) apples what do you do with them? In this case, I whipped up some whole wheat apple muffins. I started with a recipe from SparkRecipes.com called Apple Streusel Cinnamon Swirl Muffins and like most things I cooked, I tweaked it. This is what I came up with:
Apple Streusel Cinnamon Swirl Muffins II
mix 1/4 cup white sugar with 1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 c grated peeled apple
2 tbsp cinnamon sugar mix (above)
1 1/4c whole wheat flour
1/4 c. white sugar
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. canola oil
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray muffin pans with nonstick spray. In a small bowl mix 2 Tbsp of the cinnamon sugar mixture with the grated apples. Set aside.
In a large bowl sift the flour, sugars, baking soda, salt cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix in eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir in the apple mixture. This makes a thick batter (think carrot cake batter).
Spoon about 1 Tbsp of batter into each of the 12 muffin tins. Spread to cover the bottom of the tin. Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon sugar mixture over each muffin. Cover with remaining batter. If desired you can sprinkle any remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over the tops of the muffins.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Nutrition Info per serving:
10.3 g fat
1 g sat. fat
2.8 g poly fat
5.8 g. mono fat
(no idea where the remaining 0.7 grams are!!)
35.4 mg cholesterol
141.6 mg sodium
66.8 mg potassium
33.2 g carbs (2.6 g of which is fiber and the rest is sugar)
2.8 g protein