Friday, October 29, 2010

Naughty Muffin, Nice Muffin

Oh boy, oh boy are these a treat!!  Saw this recipe on one of my favorite healthy recipe blogs, Baking Serendipity, and had to give it a try that very same day.  I modified only slightly.

The apples in this recipe just dissolve into the muffin "cake" while they cook and give it such a great sweet moistness.  I highly recommend these for breakfast, lunch, snack, after dinner treat...

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flaxseed
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup skim milk
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup fat free yogurt
1 egg
2 apples, peeled and grated
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/3 cup dry cranberries

Yield: about 18 muffins

Heat oven to 350.  Combine your flours, oats, flax, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Grate your apples and carrot and set aside.

Add milk, oil, yogurt and egg to the dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined.  Fold in the grated apple and carrot, cinnamon and cranberries.  Spoon into prepared muffin tin.  Cook for about 20 minutes or to desired doneness.
As you can see, I made good use of some leftover caramel on the muffin on the your left.  Oh my gosh, so good!!!  The little guy on the right is pretty darn good too.  The entire batch has magically disappeared and I will be making some more tonight.  Yes, they are THAT good - and not too much to feel guilty about either which is always a great thing.


  1. That picture literally made my mouth water! OMG YUM!! I'm really craving apple cake now. Thanks a lot. :)

  2. They look like a great treat! Yummy!

  3. Yummmm...that looks really good!!!

  4. Holy yummy-ness!!!! (Especially the one covered in caramel!!!)