Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spiced Apple Butter Bran Muffins

From Delish and Eating Well, here is a recipe for spiced apple butter bran muffins.

Spiced Apple Butter Bran Muffins


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.

Serves: 12 Edit
Total Time: 40 min


1/2 cup(s) raisins
3/4 cup(s) whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
3/4 cup(s) unprocessed wheat bran or oat bran
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup(s) low-fat milk
1/2 cup(s) spiced apple butter
1/2 cup(s) packed light brown sugar, or 1/4 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
1/4 cup(s) canola oil
3 tablespoon(s) molasses
1 cup(s) finely diced peeled apple


Preheat oven to 375°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.
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.
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.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)

Calories 197
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 18mg
Sodium 148mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
Dietary Fiber --
Sugars --
Protein 4g
Calcium 0