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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Healthy Cranberry Muffins

Healthy Cranberry Muffins
 Recipe from: A dear friend of mine...I made the muffins the same day she shared the recipe with me, for an after school snack. The boys loved them!   

Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup white flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)
1/2 cup whole wheat four
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 egg whites
1/3 cup applesauce
3 Tablespoons buttermilk
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (chopped)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat over to 350 degrees
Lightly coat a bead loaf pan or a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray. 
In medium size bowl, combine flours, wheat germ, flaxseed (if using), sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
In a larger bowl, beat the egg whites at high speed for 1 minute. Beat in applesauce and buttermilk. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined.
Stir in cranberries and walnuts
Transfer to prepared loaf pan - bake for 20 minutes
Insert toothpick in center of muffin or loaf and when it comes out clean, you can enjoy!


  1. Can't eat wheat, but these look delicious - and full of yummy stuff. I think I might make a GF variety. Beautiful muffins. :-)

  2. What a wonderful recipe,so delicious. I will be making them for my little ones pretty soon, and I know they are going to love them! Thanks for sharing.



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