Apple Cinnamon Muffins

December 15, 2020
Apple cinnamon muffins on green plate.

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  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup milled oats
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • 2¼ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium peeled and chopped Granny Smith apples

Heat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Lightly coat 2 muffin tins with cooking spray.

In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, eggs, oil and vanilla. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, oats, flaxseed, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Turn the mixer to low speed. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Batter should be lumpy.

Fold in the apples with a spatula. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin well. In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter in each muffin well.

Bake for about 22 minutes or until tops are golden brown and toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Nutritional information per serving (Serving size: 1 muffin)

152 calories; 2 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g transfat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 122 mg sodium; 29 g total carbohydrate; 1 g dietary fiber; 17 g total sugars; 4 g protein

These recipes are created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.