Apple Molasses Bran Muffins

Apple Molasses Bran Muffins
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Apple Molasses Bran Muffins

MeatlessMonday.com

Apple Molasses Bran Muffins

Golden Delicious apples, raisins, and walnuts provide diverse textures to these harvest muffins, while brown sugar and molasses incorporate a sweetness that is dark, slightly spicy, and quintessentially autumn. Health is kicked up a notch as bran adds extra fiber, and substituting applesauce for butter lowers the fat in this delectable breakfast bread. This recipe comes to us from Patrice of Circle B Kitchen.

12
Servings
128
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

*Note: Found at natural food stores, health food stores, and in the grain or cereal section of most supermarkets.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray, for the muffin tin
  • 1/2  cup  applesauce with 1 Golden Delicious apple, cored, diced, and mixed in
  • 1/4  cup  firmly packed light brown sugar
  • large egg, beaten lightly
  • 1  cup  Greek yogurt
  • 1/4  cup  dark molasses
  • 1/2  cup  raisins
  • 1/2  cup  walnuts, chopped
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1  cup  miller’s bran*

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with a layer of cooking spray. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, mix together the applesauce and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, yogurt, and molasses until all are well incorporated. Stir in the raisins and walnuts.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and bran. Add the flour mixture to the yogurt-apple mixture and stir the batter until it is just combined, but still lumpy.

Spoon the batter evenly into the 12 prepared muffin cups. Bake until the muffins are golden brown and spring to the touch, about 15-20 minutes. Turn the muffins out onto a wire rack and let cool.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
46mg
5%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
6µg
0%
Folate, total
71µg
18%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
106mg
15%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
295mg
20%
Water
54g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.