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Apple Oat Bran Muffins

Wake up with a muffin that's delicious, loaded with fiber and heart-healthy oat bran, and isn't made with fat, Granny Smith or Gravenstein apples are used, but feel free to use your favorite green apple in this recipe:

  • Canola oil for oiling the muffin pan

  • 2 large green cooking apples
  • 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oat bran
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 12-ounce can apple-juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup water

1. Heat oven to 325°F. Lightly oil muffin pan. Peel and core apples; chop them coarsely. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir together pastry flour, white flour, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. Add thawed apple-juice concentrate, chopped apples, and enough water to make a light batter.
4. Mix just enough to moisten all ingredients. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake till lightly browned, 25-30 minutes.
5. Remove muffins from cups while hot. Makes 12 muffins.

Per muffin (126g): 198 calories, 1.3g fat, 0.2g sat fat, 46g carbohydrate, 5.8g protein, 5g fiber.