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Apple Pie Oat Muffins [Video] | Recipe

Combine the nutrition of oatmeal, the comfort of apple pie and the portability of a muffin, and you’ve got the perfect breakfast or snack. Kim’s Cravings‘ apple pie oatmeal muffins are dairy-free and gluten-free — and at 100 calories per serving, you can get your apple pie fix without breaking the calorie bank.

Apple Pie Oat Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 medium apple, grated (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Optional Additions:

* No apple pie spice? No problem! You can make your own; just add 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon allspice and 1/2 teaspoon ground clove. If your spice pantry is spare, just use 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together oats, baking powder, seasonings and salt.

Add applesauce, grated apple, egg white, maple syrup, vanilla extract, milk and cranberries, plus any optional additions. Stir well to incorporate.

Allow the mixture to set and thicken for about 3-5 minutes before spooning into your muffin pan.

Fill muffin cups almost completely full with batter. The muffins will not rise.

Bake for 30 minutes and until the center of each oatmeal muffin is set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. If you don’t allow these to cool before taking them out of the muffin pan, they will fall apart. I used a knife around the sides to make removal easier. After cooling, they will set well. Store in a covered container in the fridge for about a week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 12 muffins |  Serving Size: 1 muffin

Per serving: Calories: 100; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 287mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 3g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 70mg; Iron: 5%; Vitamin A: 1%; Vitamin C: 4%; Calcium: 4% 

Recipe by Kim Lee, the healthy living blogger behind Kim’s Cravings, a blog designed to inspire others to make smart choices when it comes to feeding their bodies. For more from Kim, visit her blog and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Original recipe posted on Kim’s Cravings.

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Recipe: Misty Copeland’s Healthy Bran Muffins

Bran-Muffins

From her book, “Ballerina Body,” Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer for American Ballet Theater, emphasizes her need to eat for energy. Not surprisingly, she approaches daily meals in the same way she approaches dancing. In the chapter entitled “Meal Choreography,” she breaks down meal-planning suggestions for 21 days. These healthy bran muffins are just one of her nutritious building blocks.

Bran Muffins

Along with oatmeal, muffins are my go-to morning meal. There’s something comforting and particularly satisfying about a luscious morning pastry, but the great thing about these particular muffins is that the bran is also really good for you, and the honey and applesauce give the muffins just enough sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup bran
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, bran, baking soda and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Mix in the oil, honey, applesauce and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Let sit for 5 minutes so that the coconut flour can absorb the liquid.

Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the muffin tins, filling each muffin tin 3/4 full. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until brown.

Let the muffins cool before serving. Extra muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 12 |  Serving Size: 1 muffin 

Per serving: Calories: 145; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 93mg; Sodium: 146mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 4g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 49mg; Iron: 6%; Vitamin A: 3%; Vitamin C: 0%; Calcium: 2% 

Get more recipes like this in Misty Copeland’s book “Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You,” available now.

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