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Apple Sauce Muffins

This recipe comes from The Healthy Kitchen written by Dr Andrew Weil and Rosie Daly. While it calls for sugar, they are nevertheless healthy with the addition of wholemeal flour and oat bran and the end result are nice light and moist muffins. I have made them both with and without the addition of the jam – try both and see what you think.


Makes 12 muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and allspice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh or ready-made apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup good quality raspberry or any all fruit jam


  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre and add the egg, brown sugar and dates
  • Gradually stir in the apple sauce and mix thoroughly.
  • Spoon half the mixture into muffin tin, then drop 1 teaspoon of jam on top of each one. Drop the rest of the batter on top of the jam. The jam falls into the batter when it bakes.
  • Bake for 25-30 mins.

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