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These muffins are dense, grainy, fruity and delicious. A double dose of apple--diced fresh apple and dark, spiced apple butter (Smucker's brand is good)--makes them extra moist and flavorful.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2002

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total:
40 mins
Servings:
12

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 12 standard 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside.

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  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in bran.

  • Whisk egg, milk, apple butter, brown sugar (or Splenda), oil and molasses in a large bowl until blended. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Drain the raisins; add them and the diced apple to the bowl. Stir until just combined. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan (the cups will be very full).

  • Bake the muffins until the tops spring back when touched lightly, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges and turn the muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Tips

Wrap leftover muffins individually in plastic wrap, place in a plastic storage container or ziplock bag and freeze for up to 1 month. To thaw, remove plastic wrap, wrap in a paper towel and microwave on Defrost for about 2 minutes.

DIY Muffin Cups: Make your next batch of muffins or cupcakes the ultimate grab-and-go treat by lining your tin with muffin liners. No liners? No problem. Use 5-inch squares of parchment paper, coat each muffin cup with cooking spray, and push each square into the cups using a small can or bottle, pressing the paper up the sides. (It's OK if some of the paper is sticking out over the rim.) Fill each cup as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin
204 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 37.6g; dietary fiber 3.7g; sugars 16.9g; fat 5.7g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 16mg; vitamin a iu 46.6IU; vitamin c 0.7mg; folate 5.5mcg; calcium 106.2mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 38.1mg; potassium 236.9mg; sodium 147.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 14g.

2 starch, 1 fat

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