An apple a day is so much more delicious when baked into a muffin! Find recipes here for bran muffins, cinnamon muffins, donut muffins, oat muffins, apple streusel muffins, and muffins containing spice, cream cheese, fruit and nuts and more.
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.
"These muffins smell delicious coming out of the oven," 15-year-old Amy Hunter reports form Renton, Washington. "But we usually burn our fingers getting them out of the pan, we're so eager to eat them!" Reduced-fat milk, buttermilk and ricotta cheese keep the fat count down in the moist and tender muffins, while apple bits add sweetness to every bite.
“I often make several different kinds of breads to give as gifts to family and friends on special occasions,” writes Maureen Collop of Bothell, Washington. “These fruity, crumb-topped muffins are a favorite.”
Rhonda Urich was thrilled when we lightened up her Morning Glory Muffins. “In fact, I made a double batch because they freeze so well,” she writes from Loveland, Colorado. “My family can’t wait to have them again, and I’m adding this makeover recipe to my list of favorites.”
Not only did Rhonda Urich want "Light & Tasty" to cut the fat from her Morning Glory Muffins, but she hoped the staff could make them more nutritious. “I’d like to see flaxseed or whole wheat flour added, making them a healthy snack,” explains the Loveland, Colorado reader. We did just that. See how in the pages of the Dec/Jan 2006 issue of "Light & Tasty."
I used to work at an apple orchard before retiring. We would give out this recipe to our customers, and so many of them came back telling us how good the muffins were. My family agrees! I think the cream cheese makes these stand out from other apple muffins. —Lillian Davis, Berkshire, New York
When it comes to whole grains, these muffins pack a triple-whammy. Joyce Smith Williams of San Antonio, Texas, combines All-Bran cereal, ground flaxseed and oats to make these healthful muffins. If you have a small household, simply freeze the extras.
My husband and children enjoy these tender coffee cake-like muffins as a quick breakfast or snack on the run. The drizzle of glaze makes them pretty enough for company. —Dulcy Grace, Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania