Apple-Spice Cupcakes

Apple-Spice Cupcakes

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Subtly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, each Apple-Spice Cupcake is chock-full of chopped apple.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 12 paper cupcake liners
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute equivalent to ⅓ cup brown sugar (see Tips)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 large apple (such as Granny Smith, Braeburn, or Gala), cored and finely chopped (1 cup)
  • ⅔ cup frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • Ground cinnamon for sprinkling


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twelve 2- ½-inch muffin cups with paper liners, or coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, salt, and cloves. In a medium bowl, combine egg, yogurt, brown sugar, applesauce, oil, and molasses. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Fold in apple. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full with batter.
  3. Bake 16 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from cups; cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Top each cupcake with whipped topping and sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes 12 cupcakes.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose from Sweet'N Low Brown or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ⅓ cup brown sugar.
  • Nutrition Per Serving with Sugar Substitute: Same as below, except 127 calories, 17 g carb., 138 mg sodium.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cupcake
  • Per serving: 150 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 23 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 27 mcg folate; 18 mg cholesterol; 11 g sugars; 41 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 51 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 140 mg sodium; 114 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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