Sunday, August 4, 2019

APPLESAUCE SPICE MUFFINS







APPLESAUCE SPICE MUFFINS

Very flavorful muffins.  They freeze well, too. It was a rainy, dark day so my photos were not as good as they could have been. You will be surprised as unsweetened applesauce is actually not that high in carbs and can be used in a recipe where the carbs are spread kindly.  I loved these muffins, even when they were denser in the refrigerator.  I think the spices are spot on!

1/2 cup butter, softened (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1 cup (250 mL)
  sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce (250 mL)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
21/4 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, (560 mL)
  OR GF, Grain-Free Bake Mix, OR Keto Bake Mix (2 1/2 cups)
1 tsp baking soda (5 mL)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (2 mL)
1/2 tsp allspice (2 mL)
1/8 tsp salt (0.5 mL)

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

In bowl with mixer, mix butter, sweetener, applesauce, eggs and vanilla extract.  In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, OR alternative, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt.  Add to mixer with wet ingredients and mix well.  Fill 12 muffin cups 3/4 full.  Bake 25 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature, however, I really didn’t mind these straight out of the refrigerator either.

Yield:  12 muffins
1 muffin
185.2 calories
4.5 g protein
15.2 g fat
0.4 g fiber
6.6 g net carbs