Low Fat Muffin Recipes: Apple Muffins with Walnuts

2013-05-12
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  • Yield : 12 muffins
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 40m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    171
  • Calories from Fat

    32
  • Total Fat

    3.5g
  • Saturated Fat

    0.5g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    36mg
  • Sodium

    205mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    30.3g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1.9g
  • Sugars

    11.2g
  • Protein

    5.1g
  • Vitamin A

    1%
  • Vitamin C

    3%
  • Calcium

    3%
  • Iron

    9%
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This walnut apple muffin recipe is one of the tastiest low fat muffin recipes you will find.

I love apple and walnuts together and each of them is such a healthy food choice.

Low Fat Apple Walnut Muffins

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 rounded teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons oat bran
  • 2 small apples, peeled, cored and chopped (Granny Smiths work well)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and salt.

Step 3

Mix together eggs, apple juice, and buttermilk.

Step 4

Stir flour mixture and oat bran into egg mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not overmix.

Step 5

Gently stir in chopped apples and nuts.

Step 6

Grease 12 standard size muffin cups or line with cupcake paper liners.

Step 7

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until lightly golden and tops spring back when pressed.

Step 8

Transfer muffin pan to wire rack to cool a bit then turn muffins out on to rack to cool.

Step 9

Enjoy these apple muffins as they are, or if you want to get a little decadent, add a bit of butter.

Step 10

Makes 12 muffins.

Variations:

  • Try other juices instead of the apple juice, like pineapple, mango or orange. Use your imagination.
  • Replace the walnuts with pecans for a delicious treat.
  • For a pretty presentation, thinly slice an apple and place one slice on each muffin before baking.

Make It Even Healthier

To make this healthy muffin recipe even healthier, I would replace at least 1/2 of the white, all-purpose flour called for in the recipe with whole wheat flour. It won’t change the taste much but it will add fiber and lots of extra nutrients.

I do recommend, however, that when you use whole wheat flour in your baking, take the time to sift the flour first. It makes a big difference to the taste of the end product.

I add walnuts to almost every batch of muffins I make. They add a nice crunch and so much goodness.

These easy to make healthy muffins will delight young and old alike.

And no one will even suspect they are low fat muffins!

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