Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

In my attempt to try to eat normal breakfast foods, unlike what I eat here, I am trying to find new recipes that I like.  I also want them to be healthy and filling. These muffins really hit the spot, and they don't taste like ground rock.  Always a plus!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins
One Dozen*


2 cups whole wheat flour**
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup honey or agave
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup lowfat milk or buttermilk
1 apple of choice, peeled cored and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a muffin tin.  

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon.  
In a large bowl or mixer, whisk together the honey and oil.  Add the eggs, one at a time.  Whisk in the vanilla and applesauce.

Whisk in the flour in two batches alternating with the milk. Stir in the apple chunks. Pour mixture into muffin tins.  

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of the muffins.  

Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  

*This made 12 very large muffins for me.  You could probably get 18 smaller muffins if you'd like.  Just reduce the baking time a little.  

**To make an even lighter muffin you could use whole wheat pastry flour.  This is finer in texture.  However, it's a little pricey.  One trick that I do is let the flour run for a couple of minutes in the food processor.  It makes the regular whole wheat flour much finer.  This also works to make regular sugar into super-fine sugar.


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Have a great day!


  1. I have had the hardest time finding a good apple muffin recipe. perhaps you have solved my woes?

  2. Those look fantastic! I love muffins.
    For the pizza dough, if you click on the (recipe in this post) next to where it's listed in the ingredients, that will take you to a recipe with the dough.

  3. Looks great! I love muffins in the morning with a hot cup of coffee. Yum.

  4. These muffins look really good. I'm excited to read more of your blog!

  5. wow put on the coffee! LOL those look yummy!


  6. aren't these wonderful! we love them.

  7. Wow! Those muffins look awesome! I bet my boys would love those! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!

  8. I like that these are whole wheat, nice addition to a breakfast.

  9. Soooo yummy...looks like a recipe that I would enjoy...thanks for sharing it! Hope you have a FUN week:)


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  14. This is a wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing!


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