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Friday, 6 March 2015

Skinny Apple Muffins

Recently I have been on the lookout for healthy bakes for Little A. Since eating anything without offering him is impossible I take along some healthy snack for him during travel for him to munch on. Though these muffins are made with whole wheat flour and has less sugar I would limit this as a treat for babies. But for adults these are perfect if you want some yummy healthy snack on the go.  They are so moist and fluffy and amazingly easy to whip up and bake.

Makes a Dozen

You Will Need:

2.5 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 Cup of Light Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup of Vegetable oil
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
A Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
1 Large Egg
1.5 Cups of Finely Chopped Apples with Skin
1 Cup of Buttermilk***
A Generous Pinch of Salt

Muffin Topping (Optional, I simply skipped):
Melted Butter

The Baking:

Preheat oven to 180 Degree Celcius and grease a muffin pan.
In a large bowl pour in the oil, buttermilk, brown sugar, vanilla and egg. Whisk this till smooth using a hand blender / wire whisk. In another bowl sift in whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Now simply add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. 

NOTE: This is a very thick batter almost like a dough. But DO NOT OVERMIX or add excess liquid. If overmixed or batter made a little thin the muffins will turn out dense and hard.

Finally fold in the apples and spoon into the greased muffin tin using a table spoon or an ice cream scoop (this works best for me). Fill the muffin batter all the way to the top so that they raise high. Now if you are making the muffin topping, generously spoon over each muffin and bake in a preheated oven for 15 mins or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean and the top is crunchy.

***Substitution for Buttermilk.
Take 1 cup of milk and add a tbsp of vinigar / lime juice. Let it for rest for 10 mins before using in the recipe.
Take ¾ cup of milk and stir in ¼ cup of yogurt. Mix and use in the recipe.

Happy Baking!


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