Apple Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins

Heart Healthy Foods for Life.
This is another quick bread recipe that doesn't require a lot of added oil, as a result it's low in saturated fat.  While the recipe calls for apples and blueberries, consider substituting other fresh fruit, such as peaches and strawberries.

Apple Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins


Quantity Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup oat bran
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup low fat (1% MF or less) milk or soymilk
1 cup diced apple (about 1 small apple)
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp canola oil
2 eggs
1 tsp orange zest
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oat bran, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

In another bowl, combine applesauce, milk, apple, sugar, canola oil, eggs, orange zest and blueberries.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix just enough to combine.

Pour batter into 16 lined muffin tins. 

Bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through (when a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean).

Serves 16.

Per serving (1 muffin): 167 cal, 5 g pro, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 33 g carb, 4 g fibre, 27 mg chol, 165 mg sodium

Good source of: magnesium

Low in saturated fat

High source of fibre