Maple Syrup Muffins
A low fat muffin, a cup of coffee, your favorite book and you are in heaven.

Servings: 12 muffins

• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup whole wheat four
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 medium apples, Rome, Jonathan or Golden Delicious, peeled, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons canola oil
• 2 egg whites
• 1 teaspoon maple extract
• 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat 2 - 12 count nonstick muffin tins with cooking oil spray.

In a mixing bowl, mix together white and wheat flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In another bowl, combine applesauce, yogurt, brown sugar, oil, egg whites, maple extract and walnuts. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. In the bottom of each muffin tin, place 3 slices apple and 1 teaspoon maple syrup. Evenly portion batter into prepared muffin tins.

Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Per Serving: 213 Calories
5g Fat (19% calories from fat)
5g Protein
39g Carbohydrate
3g Dietary Fiber
Trace Cholesterol
200mg Sodium

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