Inspired by reading low calorie muffins from various food blogs and the recent recipe from awesome fellow 12WBTer Ange on her blog From F**ked to Fab, I decided to create my own muffin recipe; specifically for brekkie on the run (because they’re not sweet) but you could eat these for morning or afternoon tea too!
Mel’s low-cal apple & oat muffins
- 2 mixing bowls (1 of them large)
- mixing spoon
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- flour sifter
- 12 capacity muffin tray
- optional: 12 patty-cases
- 2 x medium sized apples, grated (reserving 1/4 of an apple for decoration)
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1 cup quick oats (reserving 1 tbsp for decoration)
- 1tbs caster sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g vanilla fat-free yogurt
- 1 x 120g tub apple puree (I use SPC brand)
- 2 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 180°C (roughly 350°F).
In a large mixing bowl sift the flour, then add the rest of the dry ingredients (oats, bicarb, soda, cinnamon, salt & sugar).
In another bowl, add all the wet ingredients (egg whites, milk, grated apple, apple puree, milk, oil, vanilla & yogurt) before mixing well to combine.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, then add the wet mixture, stirring only to combine (careful not to over-stir otherwise the mixture becomes tough & doesn’t rise as much).
In a greased 12-cup muffin tin, evenly distribute the mixture, top with reserved decoration ingredients (sliced apple & sprinkle of oats) & bake for 30-35 mins or until golden and when testing skewer comes out clean.
Makes 12 serves of 143 calories per serve.