Cinnamon-Apple Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins (1 per serving)
Source: Cooking Light Web site and Cooking Light September 1997
Amy's Comments: These were really tasty muffins!! They are really cinnamon-apple coffee cake disguised as a muffin! Dense and yum! I cant wait for breakfast!!

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups finely chopped peeled Granny Smith apple
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup 2% low-fat milk
1/3 cup light ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
Cooking spray
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in apple, and make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 6 ingredients (buttermilk through egg); stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
  3. Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until done. Remove from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Healthy Units: 3 per serving
CALORIES 153 (19% from fat); FAT 3.2g (satfat 0.7g, monofat 0.9g, polyfat 1.2g); PROTEIN 3.4g; CARBOHYDRATE 27.6g; FIBER 0.8g; CHOLESTEROL 13mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 133mg; CALCIUM 67mg;

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