Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Oat Bran Apple Cinnamon Muffins
When sick, or when training for a marathon like I'm doing, you are always at the look out for good but healthy foods in order to fuel your body with things it needs.
My latest trend is to buy a big bag of apples that are on offer in my supermarket: peel them, cut them into pieces and make a nice apple compote out of them! Healthy, sweet without any guilt!!!

Last sunday, I thought to use this home made compote in some healthy muffins. So I looked for a recipe and found one on the, the site of Women's Health Magazine.

Oat Bran Apple Cinnamon Muffins - to make 12 muffins:

These baked beauties are a cardiologist's dream food--the pectin fiber in apples, the oat bran, and the vitamin E-rich canola oil are loved by docs because together they lower both total and LDL cholesterol and keep insulin and blood sugar levels under control. But protecting yourself against heart disease won't even cross your mind when this dessert-worthy combo of apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg hits your taste buds. Too yummy to be typecast as breakfast muffins, they can be popped anytime for a filling and satisfying bite.

  • 50gr oat bran
  • 150 gr whole weat flour
  • 50 gr flaxseed
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1,5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbs canola oil
  • 55 gr brown sugar
  • 100 gr apple compote
  • 30 gr walnuts or pecans crushed
What to do:
The trick of muffins is to mix the dry ingredients together and the wet ingredients together, and only then you gently stirr them in together before pooring them into the muffin cups.
So in this case:
Heat oven to 170 C.
Mix oat bran, whole weat flour, flaxseed, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon together in a bowl.
In another bowl whisk together the egg and the oil, after which you add the sugar and apple compote.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and add the crushed nuts.
Poor the batter in the muffin cups and put into an oven for 20-25 mins.

The outcome: the taste was good but they needed to get a little bigger. Any tips??

Chef Stef


  1. I don't bake muffins all too often (yet!), but couldn't you mix them a little more vigorously to get more air into the batter?? Just a thought...Great blog!! I look forward to reading more :)


  2. hmm didn't think of that yet! will do... thanks!
    Planning on having a cooking weekend with my papa in Brussels (that's where my parents live) so updates coming soon! will follow yours too, nice and chaotic mind you have :P