Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Apple Raisin Muffins

This Sunday's muffin selection was a healthy Apple Raisin muffin, but because the baby is not quite old enough to eat dried fruit (he's only 11 months old) I blended the raisins with some chopped apples to make the base of the muffin. You can still taste the raisin, but the don't pose a choking hazard for him. Plus, and apple-raisin base makes these just sweet enough that I didn't have to add any other sweeteners! {We call that a double win}

These muffins are lightly sweet and fluffy. Perfect to serve with breakfast or as a snack.

Apple Raisin Muffin

3 cups of peeled and chopped apples (I used 4 small organic gala apples)
OR 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened applesauce and 1 cup of chopped apples 
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 egg
3 cups of whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400
Line a muffin tin and spray the liners with cooking spray (These muffins have no oil and will stick to the liners if you skip this step)
Put 2 cups of chopped apples (or 1 1/2 cups of applesauce) in a blender with the raisins, yogurt, and blend until the raisins are chopped and everything is well mixed. Toss in the egg and pulse gently to fully incorporate it into the mixture. 
In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.   
Pour the apple mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until just combined
Fold in the remaining 1 cup of chopped apples

Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin
Bake for 15 minutes

Apple Raisin Muffin

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