Apple and Walnut Spiced Muffins

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients

-- hot water
1cup raisins
2cups all-purpose flour
1cup oatmeal
2/3cup sugar
2-1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon ground allspice
1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg
4-5small apples
1-- egg
2-- egg whites
1/4cup canola oil or vegetable oil
1/2cup chopped California walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease muffin tins, or coat with non-stick spray.

  2. Pour hot water over the raisins in a small bowl and let sit 10 minutes;  drain well and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.  Stir and toss to combine the ingredients, then set aside.

  4. Peel and core the apples.  Grate them coarsely – you need about 2 generous cups, lightly pressed down.  Combine the grated apple with the eggs and egg white, oil and walnuts, and beat to blend.  Add to the combined dry ingredients along with the raisins and stir just until blended and moistened – the batter will be very stiff.  Spoon into the prepared muffin tins, filling the cups about three-quarters full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean.  Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then remove and serve warm.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 280
  • Glycemic Load 16
  • Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Potassium 220mg
  • Carbohydrate 47g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 10%
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