Refrigerator Apple Muffins

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Makes 18 muffins

You can make this batter ahead of time and store it in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. The egg whites and skim milk help cut the amount of fat.


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons quick-cooking multi-grain cereal or muesli
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped and peeled cooking apples (such as Jonathan, Granny Smith, Bramley or Golden Delicious)
  • 3 lightly beaten egg whites or 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Coarse sugar or granulated sugar

Companion recipe: Yogurt, Oat Batter Bread


In a large mixing bowl, stir together the multi-grain cereal, whole-wheat flour, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, wheat germ, baking powder, apple pie spice, baking soda and salt. Add the chopped apples; stir to coat with the flour mixture. In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg whites or eggs, milk and oil. Add to the flour mixture; stir just till moistened. Place the muffin batter in an airtight container; cover and seal. Store the batter in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To bake, lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line with paper baking cups. Gently stir the batter. Spoon the batter into the cups, filling cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle the muffin tops with some of the sugar. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or till golden brown. Remove the muffins from pans; cool slightly on racks. Repeat with remaining batter.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 569

nutrition information per serving

227 calories; 6g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 441mg sodium; 39g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 6g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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