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Mini apple-cinnamon muffins

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 2 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Moderate
Wholesome and healthy, these mini muffins are a wonderful breakfast option. They’re made with a mix of all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour for a muffin that’s tender but still has a dose of whole grains. Dried currants and a blend of warming spices provide comforting flavor while the applesauce, which replaces some of the traditional butter or oil, adds moisture and a touch of apple flavor. Chopping the currants helps distribute them more evenly throughout the batter. The buttery brown sugar and oats streusel that’s sprinkled on top before these muffins bake adds crunch and sweetness and makes the muffins prettier too.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

All-purpose flour

1 Tbsp

Dark brown sugar

1 Tbsp, firmly packed

Salted butter

½ Tbsp

Quick cooking rolled oats

3 Tbsp

All-purpose flour

¾ cup(s)

Whole wheat flour

½ cup(s)

Baking powder

1 tsp

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Ground allspice

1 pinch

Dried currants

3 Tbsp, chopped

Egg(s)

1 large

Unsweetened applesauce

½ cup(s)

Low-fat milk

3 Tbsp

Sugar

3 Tbsp

Canola oil

1½ Tbsp

Vanilla extract

½ tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. To make topping, with your fingertips, combine 1 Tbsp flour, brown sugar and butter in a small bowl until crumbly; stir in oats and set aside.
  3. To make muffins, in a large bowl, combine 3/4 c all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and allspice; stir in currants.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, applesauce, milk, granulated sugar, oil and vanilla extract until blended. Stir applesauce mixture into flour mixture just until blended.
  5. Evenly divide batter among prepared muffin cups (about 1 Tbsp in each); evenly sprinkle with reserved oat topping. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of each muffin comes out clean, about 12 minutes. Transfer muffins from pan to a wire rack and cool completely.
  6. Servings size: 1 muffin