Granola and Applesauce Morning Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Try these hearty, granola-topped muffins as an alternative to traditional blueberry or bran muffins for breakfast or a snack. Stir a generous pinch of ground cinnamon or freshly grated nutmeg to the batter, if you like.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cup granola
  • 1 cup all purpose unbleached flour
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons golden flax seed (ground if desired)
  • 2 teaspoons non-aluminum baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk or non-dairy milk substitute
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons canola or other vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Granola or rolled oats for topping
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Oil a standard 12-cup muffing tin or line it with paper muffin cups. Combine granola, flour, whole wheat flour, flax seed, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together applesauce, milk, sugar, oil and eggs. Add applesauce mixture to dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Pour batter into muffin tins and fill them 3/4 full. Sprinkle extra granola or rolled oats on top and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool slightly in pan before removing muffins to a cooling rack.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 muffin, 230 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 40mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 10g sugar), 6g protein
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