Apple Butter-Streusel Muffins Recipe
1 vegetable cooking spray - optional
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt, optional
1/2 cup apple butter
3/4 cup skim milk
3 tbsp margarine, melted
2 egg whites, slightly beaten
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp wheat germ
2 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp margarine, melted
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line 30 mini-muffin pan cups or 12 medium
muffin cups with paper liners, or spray bottoms only wtih cooking
In medium bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking powder
and salt; mix well. In small bowl, combine apple butter, milk,
margarine and egg whites until well blended. Add to flour mixture,
stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Fill muffin cups almost full with batter. Prepare streusel topping
(see below); sprinkle evenly over batter, patting gently. Bake
mini-muffins 12 to 15 minutes, and larger muffins 20 to 22 minutes,
or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve
STREUSEL TOPPING: in small bowl, combine all ingredients; mix until
Notes: To freeze, wrap muffins securely in foil or place in freezer
bag. Seal, label and freeze. To reheat muffins, unwrap; microwave on
High (100% power) about 30 seconds per muffin.
Per Serving (1 mini-muffin): About 75 cal, 5 g pro, 13 g car, 2 g
fat, 24% cal from fat, 0 mg chol, 65 mg sod.
Source: Woman's Day 'Low-Fat Meals' (Volume IV, Number 3) Typed for
you by Karen Mintzias
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