Healthy Cinnamon Apple Muffins – Only 2 WW Points!

When you are trying to watch your weight, carb-filled items like muffins can be off limits at breakfast time. But not so with these healthy cinnamon apple muffins.Cinnamon apple muffins are gluten free and only 2 WW Freestyle points

Each of these delicious, full sized, muffins clocks in at just 102 calories each, and works out to 2 WW Freestyle points.breakfast on the go

The muffins have no flour, which makes them perfect for a gluten free diet. Instead of flour, I use rolled oats that have been pulsed to a flour like consistency in the food processor. (Be sure to check your oats package to make sure they are gluten free.)

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Making these easy cinnamon apple muffins

This healthy muffin recipe is quick to make and all the work is done in the food processor. A few quick pulses and you are done with the batter. What could be easier?

It is not even necessary to separate the dry ingredients and wet ingredients, which makes clean up a breeze.

With healthy ingredients like non-fat Greek yogurt, rolled oats, eggs and maple syrup, you won’t mind serving these tasty apple muffins to your family.ingredients for making muffins

Just mix together the ingredients and give them a quick time in the oven and you have a breakfast on the go in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for those busy mornings!Muffins in a muffin tin

These muffins have a light sweetness from the maple syrup and the texture of the finely chopped apples and oats goes so well together.

What are the best apples for muffins and other baked goods?

When you are baking, you will want an apple that gives a balance of both sweet and tart flavors, as well as a firm flesh that will not break down in the heat of the oven.

These are some great apples to use when you are making muffins (I used honey crisp in my recipe):

  • Granny Smith
  • Honey Crisp
  • Braeburn
  • Stayman
  • Jonathan
  • Winesap
  • Rome

Tips for keeping these muffins more healthy

These muffins offer a great balance of nutrients and protein, while keeping the sugar count lower. Here are some tips for doing this.making cinnamon apple muffins is easy

  1. Use rolled oats in place of flour.  This keeps the recipe gluten free (check your labels for notes on gluten). It’s very easy to make oat flour in the food processor in just minutes.
  2. Add Greek yogurt in place of milk.  Greek yogurt is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals and also has a lot of protein.
  3. Limit the sugar. Pure maple syrup is rich and 1/3 cup gives you plenty of sweetness. It also has a lower glycemic index than plain sugar so it raises the blood sugar more slowly.
  4. Replace oil with applesauce.  This is a huge savings in calories and also adds more natural sweetness to the recipe.

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Would you like a reminder of these healthy cinnamon apple muffins? Just pin this image to one of your cooking boards on Pinterest.These healthy cinnamon apple muffins are gluten free, low in calories and only 2 WW Freestyle points.

Yield: Makes 16 muffins

Healthy Apple Muffins with Greek Yogurt - Only 2 WW Points!

Healthy Apple Muffins  with Greek Yogurt - Only 2 WW Points!
These healthy apple cinnamon muffins are gluten free, easy to make and only 2 WW Freestyle points each.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (check the package to make sure gluten free)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of plain, non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 apples, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 º F. Line 16 muffin tins with paper liners, or spray the cups with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of your food processor, add the oats. Replace the lid and process the oats until they look like flour, 1-3 minutes.
  3. Add the applesauce, eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and salt to the bowl of the food processor and blend until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the finely chopped apples and cinnamon and fold in well. Scoop the muffin batter into the prepared muffin pans.
  5. Bake until the muffins spring back slightly when touched and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Notes

1 of these muffins is 2 WW Freestyle points, but 2 works out to 5 points.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 174mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 8g Protein: 4g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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