Apple Butter-Bran Muffins

Super Quick. Apple butter has no fat, but is actually a thick preserve mixture of apples, sugar, spices, and cider. It adds moisture and a sweet apple flavor to these muffins.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 174
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 4.7 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 31.8 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 212 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg

Ingredients

1 (7.4-ounce) package honey bran muffin mix
1/2 cup apple butter
1/3 cup chopped dates
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into muffin pans coated with cooking spray, filling three-fourths full.

3. Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans immediately.

Note: Health experts tell us that over half of the calories we eat should come from complex carbohydrates--good news for those who love bread--and that we should consume 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily. You can get extra fiber by eating whole grain breads or breads made with high-fiber cereal.

Note:

501 Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes

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