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Applesauce Muffins


Serves: 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Comments

These are delicious and healthier using juice and applesauce for the sweetener. Sunflower seeds on top give it a nice crunch.

Ingredients

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup apple cider or juice

1 banana(s), medium

1/4 cup canola oil or vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup applesauce

1 egg(s), large

1 cup flour, whole wheat white

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds,kernels, unsalted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place raisins in a mug of hot water for about 3 minutes to 'plump'. Puree raisins and apple juice/cider in a food processor or blender. Add banana, oil, vanilla, applesauce and egg to food processor and puree. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add food processor ingredients and mix. Spoon batter into muffin tins (about 3/4 full). Top with sunflower seeds. Bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Per Serving About: 150 calories, 6 g fat,.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 4 g protein, 21 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 130 mg sodium, Exchanges: 0.5 fruit, 0.5 starch, 1 fat, Carb Choices: 1.5


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