Healthy Apple Walnut Muffin Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Nutty Apple Muffins
Hungry Girl's Nutty Apple Muffins

Fruity Cutie!

Say goodbye to morning grumpiness -- we're putting the "good" in "good morning" with a healthy new recipe! Bake up a batch of these apple-walnut muffins ahead of time, and all you'll need to do in the a.m. is make the coffee...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

2 tsp. baking powder 

1 tsp. cinnamon 

1/2 tsp. baking soda 

1/8 tsp. salt 

1 cup no-sugar-added applesauce 

1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original) 

1/2 cup granulated white sugar (or HG Alternative) 

1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed) 

1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown) 

1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped Fuji apples

1 oz. (about 1/4 cup) chopped walnuts 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, or spray it with nonstick spray. 

In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. 

In medium-large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except apples and walnuts, and whisk until uniform. Add to the large bowl, and stir until just mixed and smooth. (Batter will be thick.) Fold in chopped apples.

Evenly distribute batter among the cups of the muffin pan, and smooth out the surfaces. Top evenly with chopped walnuts. 

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 - 20 minutes. Enjoy! 


Serving Size: 1 muffin (1/12th of recipe)
Calories: 173
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 208mg
Carbs: 32g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 15.5g
Protein: 4g

PointsPlus® value 5*

HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated) in place of the granulated white sugar, each muffin will have 145 calories, 24.5g carbs, 7g sugars, and a PointsPlus® value of 4*.

Fight it! Apple-Walnut Muffins, Average
Apple-Walnut Muffin, Average

What Are We, Nuts?

As much as we'd love to have apple pie for breakfast, we know better. And while an apple-walnut muffin sounds like a totally sensible option (it's not pie, after all!), it's still likely loaded with excess fat and sugar. The walnuts may have some health benefits, but they also carry a lot of fat when you don't use them in moderation. Factor in the usual muffin suspects -- butter, flour, eggs, etc. -- and things get fattening fast. Huge bummer! But it doesn't have to be, 'cuz it's insanely easy to make a big batch of muffins with a lot of yummy flavor and a respectable calorie count. So get your apple-nut muffin fix in a totally balanced and delicious way... with our recipe!

Serving Size: 1 muffin
Calories: 421
Fat: 20g
Sodium: 410mg
Carbs: 60.5g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 28.5g
Protein: 4.5g

PointsPlus® value 12*



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