Apple Cinnamon Muffins

October 12, 2007 at 8:55 pm | Posted in breakfast, carrot puree, flaxseed meal, sweet potato puree | 2 Comments

Fiber, Fiber, Fiber! The American Heart Association, says that “fiber is important for the health of the digestive system and for lowering cholesterol.” According to Dr. Oz, we American’s don’t get enough fiber in our diets. Flaxseed is a great way to get our needed daily fiber plus, it’s high in omega-3s, fabulous!

In search of flaxseed, I headed to my local Trader Joe’s and found “Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal”. This flaxseed meal was also highly used in Jessica Seinfeld’ book, Deceptively Delicious. Here’s my take on Mini Bran Muffins using carrot and sweet potato puree…

  • 1 1/2 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 cup carrot puree
  • 1 granny smith apple peeled, sliced cut into small pieces
  • 1 fuji apple peeled, sliced and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix together Flaxseed meal, oat bran, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Then mix in sweet potato puree, carrot puree and the 2 apples. Mix the milk and vanilla into the beaten eggs then add them to the mixture. Fill mini-muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes. Take care not to over bake.

The big question is, would my kids eat them? Out of the oven, they smelled delicious. The warm apple and cinnamon smell filled out house. My daughter came running and with her first taste, “yummm”. Little does she know I just filled her with flaxseed meal, oat bran, apples, carrots and sweet potato.

Mom Tip: I got my kids involved in this recipe with my Pampered Chef, “Apple Peeler/ Corer/ Slicer”. They love this tool, plus, the apple is so appealing in it’s long ribbons, they snacked on the apple slices while I finished making the muffins.


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  1. I’m enjoying your experiments with the cookbook- keep it coming!


  2. Thanks! As you can see, I am very new at this. You have an amazing list of things to do in the Seattle area. Such a great resource for local and vacationing parents.

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