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Cheddar and Apple Muffins

Cheddar and apple muffins are a great treat. This is a great recipe for those who love to mix breakfast muffins and cheese. What's not healthy? Cheese is a part of our diets.

Notes

For more healthy muffin recipes, download the free eCookbook Healthy Muffins for All: 25 Healthy Muffin Recipes

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time25 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening substitute or butter substitute
  • 1 cup apples, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute suitable for baking
  • 2/3 cup reduced fat Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 eggs, or equivalent egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 to 15 thin apple slices
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Butter substitute, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon-sugar mixture

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
     
  2. Cream the shortening substitute and sugar substitute together and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
     
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl, mix lightly.
     
  4. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the shortening mixture.
     
  5. In this order, add the oats, Cheddar and pecans, mixing well after each addition.
     
  6. Gradually add the milk, stirring until all the ingredients are just moistened.
     
  7. Grease the muffin pans and fill each cup 2/3rds full of batter.
     
  8. Dip the apple slices in the melted butter substitute and then into the cinnamon-sugar if desired.
     
  9. Press 1 apple slice into the top of each muffin.
     
  10. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon-sugar and bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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