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Apple Butter-Bran Muffins

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  4. 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.

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