Skinny Mini Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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A sweet mini muffin filled with tart apples, warm cinnamon spices and good for you ingredients: oatmeal and greek yogurt! Topped with a sweet vanilla glaze.

edited apple muffin 2Apples are one of my all time favorite things, especially tart granny smith apples. French apple pie, salted caramel apple cheesecake, caramel apples, apple cinnamon rolls…can you tell I really love apples?! I am always looking for more ways to incorporate apples into my recipes, today is no exception. The best part is that they are pretty darn healthy!

The whole wheat flour and oatmeal keep you full throughout the day and the greek yogurt gives an extra boost of protein (always a good thing). AND they are yummy bits of tart apple pieces in every bite. The applesauce makes for a great sweetener and doubles as a sub in for oil (did I mention applesauce is low in calories and fat free? win-win!) The best part is that they satisfy my craving for something sweet without the overwhelming guilt or calories of the average muffin.

edited apple muffin 3And the glaze….its heavenly. The warm vanilla goodness is drizzled all over the top, a perfect touch to these sweet, crumbly apple bites. These mini muffins are a perfect start to the New Year.

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If you prefer a sweeter muffin you could always up the brown sugar to 1 cup instead of a half. I toasted the oats for few minutes in the oven before adding them to the batter for a bit more texture and a roasted nutty bite.


These muffins keep for one week in an airtight container, but I SERIOUSLY doubt they will last that long.

Skinny Mini Apple Cinnamon Muffins
 
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A sweet mini muffin filled with tart apples, warm cinnamon spices and good for you ingredients: oatmeal and greek yogurt! Topped with a sweet vanilla glaze
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12 mini muffins
Ingredients
  • Apple Muffins:
  • 1 ¾ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • ½ Cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ½ Cup of Apples, peeled and chopped
  • Vanilla Glaze:
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • ¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. For mini apple muffins: Preheat oven to 350. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Beat all ingredients except apples in a large mixing bowl on a low speed for 1-2 minutes or until everything is well combined. Fold in apples. Fill each muffin tin about ¾ of the way full. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Drizzle with glaze and let muffins cool.
  2. For vanilla glaze: Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Add more milk if the glaze seems to thick, keep adding until mixture has reached desired consistency.

 

 

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