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Apple maple cheddar muffins

These are a great little muffin to pack into the kids’ lunches. With the added touch of cinnamon, these are a great treat to enjoy with a glass of milk
6 Apple maple cheddar muffins on a clear glass plate
10-12 muffins / 35 min

Prep 20 min / Cook 15 min

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) canola oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all purpose flour with added bran (nutri flour)
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) wheat germ or ground flax
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each baking powder and baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (500 mL) diced cored apples
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) light shredded old cheddar cheese
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together maple syrup, egg, oil and applesauce.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, baking powder, soda and cinnamon. Stir into egg mixture and stir gently. Add apples and cheese and stir to combine.
  3. Divide batter into greased or paper lined muffin tins. Bake in 375° F (190° C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean.

Tip: Make smaller muffins for smaller children to pack in their lunches as a full size muffin can usually be too much for them to eat in their snack time. Use a mini muffin tin and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutritional info per serving (1 muffin)
  • Calories 153
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total Fat 6 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 22 mg
  • Carbohydrates 22 g
    Fibre 2 g
    Total sugars 10 g
    Added sugars 6 g
  • Sodium 128 mg
  • Potassium 88 mg

Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec. ©Heart and Stroke Foundation 2016.