- prep 10 min cook 20 min
- serves 12
Applesauce replaces some of the fat, and fresh apples and oatmeal add nutritious fiber. But they’re still as delicious as any homemade muffin you can remember. The batter mixes up and bakes in a jiffy so you can have a batch coming out of the oven in no time flat.
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 packets (about 1.5 ounces each) apple-cinnamon instant oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup fat-free egg substitute
- 1 large apple, chopped
How to make it 30 minutes
Can’t find apple pie spice at your market? Mix your own: Combine 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon each of ground cloves, mace, and nutmeg.
Apples and oats both supply soluble fiber, the kind that helps to withdraw the artery-clogging bad cholesterol from the blood. This action lowers your possibilities of developing heart disease.
Round Out the Meal
New butter substitutes such as Benecol and Smart Balance not only make a delicious heart-smart spreaad, but reduce bad cholesterol as well.
Healthy Cooking Tip
By replacing most of the fat with applesauce, you’ll have muffins that are more moist than the traditional ones, with a slightly fruity taste. The best part: They’re kinder to your heart, and to your waistline, too!
Nutritional Information(per serving)
- Calories: 221
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 215mg
- Carbs: 37g
- Protein: 3g
- Fiber: 2g