For a healthy and wholesome treat, that is sweet at the same, there is nothing to beat muffins. These are great to have for breakfast, as lunchbox packers and with coffee. When you bake them, your house will smell great, too.
Apple and Raisin Muffins Recipe
While everyone likes muffins, they are often not very healthy. However, when you add whole wheat flour, apples, raisins and nuts, you improve their nutritive value and make them a better option. After all, why should you deny yourself a sweet treat, occasionally?
½ cup plain flour
½ cup whole-wheat flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. cinnamon powder
½ cup powdered sugar
75 ml milk
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla essence
3 tbsp. raisins
1 cup peeled and chopped apples
½ cup chopped walnuts or cashews
Sift together plain flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and sugar.
Beat egg lightly and mix in milk, oil and vanilla essence.
Blend dry and wet ingredients together till just mixed. Do not over-blend or stir.
Lightly mix in raisins and apples.
Spoon evenly into non-stick or silicone muffin pans. Or line your normal muffin pans with paper cups and use.
Bake in a pre-heated 375°F/ 190°C oven for about 10-15 minutes till well-risen and golden brown.
Remove and serve.
1. Apples come in different shapes,
sizes, textures and sweetness. Some apples, which are otherwise delicious, may
not bake well and may become too mushy even with a short baking time. Use a
firmer apple like Jonagold, Gala, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Brae-burn, Pink
Lady to give you some examples. You can also use a mixture of apples and pears.
2. The addition of organic cinnamon powder not only enhances their flavor, but you also get many health benefits from cinnamon that is a powerful antioxidant and has many benefits for obesity, heart health and cholesterol. Additionally, adding fresh apples and dried fruits and nuts enhances their taste and their health benefits.
Calories 190, Carbs 25.3 grams, Cholesterol 21 milligrams, Fat 8.5 grams, Protein 4.3 grams, Fiber 1.9 grams, Saturated Fat 1.5 grams, Sodium 94 milligrams, Sugar 10.1 grams