Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Muffins

What beats a warm apple cinnamon muffin fresh out of the oven? A skinny one, of course! One of these delicious fall-flavored muffins will only set you back 129 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, and yet it still has that classic sweet and comforting taste.

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Pro tips:

  • When chopping the apple, keep the peel on; it adds texture, color and most importantly, fiber, to the muffins!
  • These will be very large “pop-over” style muffins, so don’t be alarmed by filling the muffin tins much higher than you are accustomed to.
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Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 muffin

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon clove
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 sweet apple, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 12 muffin tins with paper liners, or spray generously with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla, yogurt and almondmilk.
  4. Pour the liquid mix into the dry mix and stir to combine with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  5. Fold in the diced apples and spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, add the streusel topping ingredients, and break up the butter with your fingers. Evenly sprinkle the topping over the unbaked muffins.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  8. Allow to rest in the muffin tins for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1 muffin)
Calories: 129
Calories from fat: 15
Fat: 2g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 17mg
Sodium: 153mg
Carbohydrates: 26g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar 13g
Protein: 3g
WWP+: 4
SmartPoints: 5