Monday, August 13, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

So I made Apple Cinnamon Muffins. They are really simple!

3/4 cup All-Purpose flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/6 cup Olive Oil
1 egg
1/6 cup Milk
1/2 a Chopped Apple

Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir in oil, egg and milk. Throw in apple. Fill lined muffin tins 3/4 full (I got about 7 out of it), and bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.

150 Calories each (With a yield of 7)

Things I like about this recipe: Its really simple, and it doesn't require a special trip to the store. Most everything is in your pantry, save for the apple. Good for dorm kitchens, because your only mess is one bowl  and one muffin tin. Overall, its a nice, simple recipe. They are filling.

Things I don't like about this recipe: Caloric content. My goal for lunches is 300 calories, so this is a sink for half a lunch. The oil really gets you. There’s not too much sugar in it, so that’s good, but otherwise is not that perfect.

Things I could change about this recipe: Substitute applesauce for the oil. It saves about 50 calories for the muffin, and it adds more of an apple-y taste to these yummy muffins! It also turns the muffins from a main component of lunch to a snack.
You could also change the flour to whole wheat flour, but the ratio would be different. I’ll have to experiment and find out! Whole Wheat flour would definitely make this healthier, but for those of us who can’t find it at a decent price, we make due.

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