Monday, September 20, 2010

Honey Applesauce Muffins

My kid loves baked goods in her snack box. But she is very picky about nuts or raisins in the baked goods. So, I have a challenge of baking something for her snack box which I am sure will come back empty and at the same time is healthy too. In an attempt to come up with something healthy and appealing to a kid in taste, I tried making these muffins. Needless to say everyone enjoyed it in the house. It can be converted into a vegan muffin by substituting maple syrup for honey and using flax egg in place of egg.
Whole Wheat flour - 1 cup
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Honey - 1/3 cup
Vegetable or Canola Oil - 2 TBSP
Egg - 1 large
Applesauce - 1/2 cup (I used Sweetened because that is what I had)
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 6 cup standard sized muffin pan with baking cups. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat the egg. Add applesauce, oil, honey, vanilla extract and whisk together till everything is incorporated. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and slowly fold in the flour. Do not over mix. Divide between 6 cups filling 2/3rds full. Bake for 20 - 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on the wire rack in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan to cool completely on the wire rack.

These muffins crack on the top since they have so little fat in them. Don't be fooled by the appearance at all. You could increase the oil to 1/4 cup and bake to get a better looking muffin. You could also try baking at a lower temperature to minimize this.

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  1. Those muffins look so healthy and yumm! I love using applesauce in my baked goods.

  2. muffins looks soo good and healthy...bookmarked!!!

  3. Muffins look so inviting and mouthwatering. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. I am trying to eliminate sugar from my diet. I googled "no sugar muffins" and found your recipe. Because of the honey, I do not miss the sugar at all! I think my picky kids will even enjoy these. Thanks!

  5. I made these and they were wonderful! I've been enjoying one a day for breakfast with low fat yogurt..Thank you for a fantastic recipe!

    1. Thanks Sonya for the feedback. I am glad you liked them.

  6. Just made these for myself and my daughter (with food allergies). I actually added a bit of soy yogurt, too, as I didn't have quite enough apple sauce and they were/are wonderful! Really moist and not too sweet (we used the maple syrup). Thanks for posting this!


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