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Apple Wheat Muffins

 Apple Wheat Muffins
To perk up your mornings or snack times, Mina Dyck suggests you try her moist munchablemuffins. "Apples and raisins lend natural sweetness to whole grain flavor," she notes from Boissevain, Manitoba. "These muffins impressed judges enough to earn a prize in a healthy recipe contest I entered.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk
  • the egg, yogurt, applesauce and oil. Stir into dry ingredients until
  • just moistened. Fold in the apple, raisins and orange peel.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill
  • three-fourths full with batter.
  • Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.

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Apple Wheat Muffins (continued)

Nutritional Facts: One muffin equals 159 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.