Apple Oat Bran Muffins

Jan 21 2009

Low in cholesterol and saturated fat, thee scrumptious homemade muffins are much healthier than the average store-bought variety.  Adapted from Washington Apple Commission

Makes 12 muffins

Dietitian's Tip: 

For a quick breakfast on the go, grab one of these muffins and a container of lowfat or fat-free yogurt. Bake a batch of these muffins to keep in the freezer for breakfast or a snack in a pinch. Individually wrap each muffin in plastic wrap and freeze in a zip-top bag or other air-tight container for up to 1 month.

Ingredients: 

¾ cups all purpose flour
¾ cups whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
½ cup oat bran
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 ½ cups Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grease twelve 3-inch muffin cups or line with paper liners.

In large bowl, combine both flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In medium bowl, beat buttermilk, oat bran, brown sugar, oil, and egg until blended.

Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Fold in apples.

Divide batter among muffin cups.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean.

Cool muffins in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 121 calories, 3 g fat, 4 g protein, 21g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 134 mg sodium