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Healthy Apple Spice Muffins Recipe

March 17th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1cupbrown rice syrup
  2. 1/2cupsucanat
  3. 4tablespoonscanola oil
  4. 2tablespoonsunsweetened apple juice
  5. 1/3cupplain low-fat yogurt
  6. 1teaspoonvanilla
  7. 3eggs
  8. 1 1/4cupsunbleached flour
  9. 1/3cupwhole wheat flour
  10. 1teaspooncinnamon
  11. 1/2teaspoonnutmeg
  12. 2 1/2teaspoonsbaking soda
  13. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  14. 1apple, diced
  15. 1/3cup choppedwalnuts
  16. 1/3cupraisins
  17. Frosting (optional)

  18. 4tablespoonsunsalted butter, softened
  19. 4ounceslow-fat cream cheese
  20. 1tablespoonapple juice
  21. 1teaspooncinnamon
  22. 1cupdate sugaror sucanat

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease or line muffin tins.
  2. Blend together brown rice syrup, sucanat, oil, apple juice, yogurt, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  6. Do not overmix.
  7. Fold in diced apple, walnuts, and raisins.
  8. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
  9. Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  10. Let cool in the tins for about 5 minutes to set then remove to a rack to cool completely.
  11. If frosting, let muffins cool completely.
  12. **FROSTING**Mix butter, cream cheese, and apple juice with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  13. In a separate bowl, mix cinnamon and date sugar/sucanat.
  14. Gradually add sugar mixture to cream-cheese mixture, blending on medium speed until stiff.
  15. Use about 1 tablespoon frosting per muffin.

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