100 Calorie Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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I was craving muffins this morning. Actually….no, let me be honest, I was craving muffins last night at 12 a.m. Muffins are sort of a health trap. They soundhealthy and, I hope this isn’t just my opinion, they look healthy! They don’t have swirls of sugary, creamy frosting on top and a fluffy ball dough-ified sugar as the base. They seem like sturdy, old-fashioned, and dependable snacks. But, that’s WRONG! Muffins really are supposed to be hearty, nutritious snacks, but in our sugary age this definition has gone awry and into the sugar bowl. Check out some of these muffins (if we can even call them that, gasp).

(I have no idea why the above paragraph is hyperlinked, but hey…)

McDonald’s
Blueberry Muffin (390 calories, 9 g saturated fat, 5 g protein, 57 g carbohydrates, 290 mg sodium, 2 g fiber)

Au Bon Pain
Double Chocolate Chunk Muffin (620 calories, 8 g saturated fat, 11 g protein, 86 g carbohydrate, 540 mg sodium, 4 g fiber)

Starbucks
Zucchini Walnut Muffin (490 calories, 2.5 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 52 g carbohydrate, 480 mg sodium, 2 g fiber)

Cosi
Chocolate Chip Muffin (530 calories, 6 g saturated fat, 8 g protein, 66 g carbohydrates, 420 mg sodium, 3 g fiber)

Dunkin Donuts
Coffee Cake Muffin (590 calories, 8 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 86 g carbohydrate, 480 mg sodium, 1 g fiber)

Panera
Pumpkin Muffin (590 calories, 4 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 91 g carbohydrate, 480 mg sodium, 2 g fiber)

THESE Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Muffins (100 calories, 0.1g saturated fat, 2.4 g protein, 22 g carbohydrates, 19 mg sodium, 2 g fiber)
Scroll to the next page for the recipe!

Source: Eating Well

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Makes 8 scrumptious, lovely standard muffins
WARNING: Oats must soak 1 hour before the rest of the preparation. See directions!!

1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg white
1/2 cup chopped apple

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Add milk, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in a bowl and let sit for an hour
In a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
Add applesauce and egg white into the milk mixture after it has sat for an hour
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined
Add in chopped apple
Spoon batter into greased muffin tins
Bake for about 20 minutes (5 minutes into baking sprinkle with extra rolled oats and cinnamon– it makes the muffins extra cute and adds a crispy top for us nut-allergic people!)

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