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Monday, 2 September 2013

[Recipe] Apple, Cinnamon and Cranberry Muffins

Hey Everyone, 
Hope you had a great weekend! Continuing with my Sunday 'Bake-day' Afternoon baking, I made these super healthy muffins- low in sugar, low in fats, high in fiber and amazingly yummm. I was a bit sceptic when I came across a recipe of Apple Cinnamon Muffins and was not quite happy with the way it was so tried a couple of variations of the same and here comes the Recipe we all loved and will be trying on with more flavours.

Serves- 8 muffins

For Apple Sauce (1 Cup)
2 Medium Size Apples
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon Powder
1/4 Cup Sugar

For Muffins
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (Multi-grain is even better, I used Pillsbury Multigrain Atta- available at most of the Indian stores.)
1/2 Cup Oat Bran or Wheat Bran
1/4 Cup Ground Flaxseeds
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Cinnamon Powder
1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg Powder
1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts (I used coarsely ground walnuts so that it is easier for my Li'l Champ to eat as well)
1/3 Cup Chopped Cranberries
1/2 Tsp. Salt 
1 Egg
1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Castor Sugar
1 Cup Apple Sauce 
1/4 Cup Milk

Apple Sauce
1. Peel, core and dice apples.
2. In a pressure cooker, put apples, sugar, water and cinnamon and cook on low flame for 20 minutes.
3. Let it cool and blend it.

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C
2. In a bowl, mix Whole Wheat Flour, Oat Bran, Ground Flaxseeds, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg Powder and Salt.
3. Mix well and add Walnuts and Cranberries in the dry ingredients.
4. In a mixing bowl, mix egg and oil till smooth and well blend.
5. Stir in the sugar, applesauce and milk. Fold in the dry ingredients. Mix well but don't mix for too long or the texture will be rubbery due to gluten formation in the dough.
6. Spoon in the mixture in the muffin tin and bake at 180 C for 20-25 minutes.

If you want to substitute eggs, add additional 1/3 Cup of Applesauce per egg.
These muffins are also suitable for diabetics and those with high cholesterol.
Hope you enjoy this with your li'l one and family and let me know how it turns out!

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