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Pumpkin Apple Muffins

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Low Fat Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Low Fat Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Fiona Haynes
It's not hard to make a lower fat muffin because ingredients such as fruit purees or canned pumpkin make great fat substitutes. These low fat pumpkin apple muffins, which contain both canned pumpkin and applesauce, make a great snack or brunch item.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 medium granny smith apple, peeled cored, and diced

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line 12-hole muffin pan with paper cases.

In a large bowl whisk flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, salt. In a medium bowl, combine egg, egg whites, oil, pumpkin puree and applesauce.

Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just moistened. Fold in diced apple. Spoon into muffin pan and bake for 16-18 minutes.

Yield: 12 muffins.

Per muffin: Calories 148, Calories from Fat18, Total Fat 1.9g (sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 202mg, Carbohydrate 29mg, Fiber 1.5g, Protein 3.4g

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