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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 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 large 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 zest


  • 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 zest.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 159 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • bdinauer
    Feb 24, 2013

    Didn't have bran, so ground up some oatmeal, and added flax too. Added 1 egg white, and all Spenda. These are so tasty --and healty!

  • smagal
    Oct 4, 2012

    When I looked at how healthy the ingredients were, I thought I would try them as a way to be healthy. They were surprisingly tastey.

  • euge1
    Sep 24, 2009

    i added grinder full of ground flax seed also

  • euge1
    Sep 24, 2009

    loved this recipe, changed it a bit, doubled cinnamon,doubled recipe and used 1/2 c of slenda instead of suger,added lots of berries fantastic

  • wolfwedge
    Nov 6, 2008

    this recipe is good.but i tried this recipe also with soy vanilla yogurt instead of reduced fat vanilla yogurt and increase the grated apple to 1 and 1/2 cup grated apple and no raisins, came out very good and delicious.