Spiced Apple Butter Bran Muffins

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 40m

1 dozen muffins

These muffins are dense, grainy, fruity and delicious. A double dose of apple—diced fresh apple and dark, spiced apple butter (Smucker's brand is good)—makes them extra moist and flavorful.

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unprocessed wheat bran or oat bran
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup spiced apple butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar or 1/4 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup finely diced peeled apple
  • Tip: Wrap leftover muffins individually in plastic wrap, place in a plastic storage container or ziplock bag and freeze for up to 1 month. To thaw, remove plastic wrap, wrap in a paper towel and microwave on Defrost for about 2 minutes.

directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 12 standard 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. Place the raisins in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside.

Whisk the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in the bran.

Whisk the egg, milk, apple butter, brown sugar (or Splenda), oil and molasses in a large bowl until blended. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Drain the raisins; add them and the diced apple to the bowl. Stir until just combined. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan (the cups will be very full).

Bake the muffins until the tops spring back when touched lightly, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges and turn the muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7498

nutrition information per serving

197 calories; 6g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 18mg cholesterol; 148mg sodium; 38g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 4g 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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