Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: Morning Glory Muffins

The yummy muffin that brightens the morning, has been given a Recipe Makeover. It's lower in calories, fat and carbs than traditional muffins.
Per serving: 175 calories and 7g fat.
Saves: 137 calories and 12g fat!

Author: Recipe Makeover by CalorieKing
Date: December 26, 2012

Suggestions: These muffins can be frozen and/or warmed before serving.

Serves: 18 person(s)
Yield: 18 x small muffins

Preparation Time: 35 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins

Ingredients:

    Muffins can be quite high in fat and calories. Our made-over recipe reduces the fat by replacing 1/2 cup of the oil with equal amount of applesauce, partially replacing the whole eggs with egg whites, and reducing the nuts. To increase the nutrition wheat germ, whole grain flour, and more carrots and apples have been added.
  Recipe Makeover

    1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 tsp baking soda
    2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 egg
    2 egg whites
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
    2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    2 cup peeled and chopped apples (red or green)
    1/2 cup raisins
    3/4 cup peeled and grated carrots
    2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
    2 Tbsp wheat germ

  Traditional Recipe

    2 cup flour
    1 1/4 cup sugar
    2 tsp baking soda
    2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/2 tsp salt
    3 large eggs
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 Tbsp vanilla extract
    1 peeled and chopped apples
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup grated carrots
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    3 Tbsp chopped pecans (for topping)
    3 Tbsp sugar (for topping)

Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 F. Line muffin tins with paper muffin liners or spray tins with nonstick cooking spray.

    In a large mixing bowl combine the flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the egg, egg whites, oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Gently stir in the apples, raisins and carrots. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir lightly until just blended.

    Spoon the batter into muffin tins, filling about 2/3 full. In a small bowl combine walnuts and wheat germ. Sprinkle over the top of the muffins.

    Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until spring back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes; remove from the pan and cool on a rack.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:175 cals312 cals
Kilojoules:733 kJ1,306 kJ
Fat7.0 g19.0 g
Carbohydrates25.0 g32.0 g
Protein2.0 g3.0 g
Cholesterol10.0 mg41.0 mg
Sodium185 mg220 mg
Saturated Fat0.0 g2.0 g
Fiber1.5 g1.0 g
Calcium11.0 mg15.0 mg
Total Sugars13.4 g20.0 g

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