The shredded apple adds moisture to the muffins. You'll find that the batter fills the muffin cups more than most recipes, but it shouldn't overflow in the oven.
2 cups shredded peeled McIntosh apple (about 3/4 pound)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup fat-free milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt
1 large egg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Place apple on paper towels; squeeze until barely moist. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour and next 6 ingredients (flour through cinnamon) in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk, oil, vanilla, yogurt, and egg; stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in apple.
Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pans immediately; place on a wire rack.
I have made this muffin a lot and it is very moist and tasty. It comes out best if you weigh the apple and yogurt and do not substitute flour types. I used to short the yogurt because cartons are not 8 oz any more but the muffins do not turn out as good. I use 8 oz of vanilla coconut Greek yogurt. Also I add a dash of nutmeg and a hand full of chopped pecans.
Made these muffins for the first time with some substitutions-I used King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour, 3 tbsp of milled flax seed for 1 tbsp of oil and used canola oil too. Came out good, very hefty and filling muffins. Will make these again. Be nice to have nutritional information with substitutions.
I love muffins and usually keep 2 - 3 varieties (all Cooking Light) in the freezer for breakfasts and snacks. Even with double cinnamon plus nutmeg and toasted walnuts, I thought these were ho-hum. Good enough to eat, not good enough to add to the rotation.
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