MY WAY MUFFINS (FIBER ENRICHED)

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

Trying to cook & eat healthier, I came up with this version of a recipe with suggestions from THE OLD FARMERS ALMANAC COOKBOOK.

The secret ingredient for the protein & fiber comes from the use of refried beans. SURPRISE Cut even more calories by using Splenda instead of the Honey.

Eating one of these & a glass of skim milk, or cup of coffee & you feel full & satisfied. I was pretty proud of the outcome & my husband really loved them.
That especially makes me happy. The Recipe makes 24 muffins, so you can store the extra in the freezer. GUILT FREE DESSERT. MUFFINS AREN'T REAL SWEET.


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Serves:

Makes 24 Muffins

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
whole grain whole wheat flour
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
baking powder
2 large
eggs, room temperature
1 c
fat free refried beans
3/4 c
honey
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 c
1% milk, fat free or skim
1 c
chopped nuts (i used pecans)
1 c
unsweetened applesauce
2/3 c
raisins (plumped for 5 minutes in microwave)
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract (i used vanilla bean paste)
2 tsp
butter extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add cupcake liners to muffin tins, and set aside till needed. Pour raisins into a small bowl, cover with saran wrap, then microwave for 5 minutes, set aside to cool and drain before using. This is my version of the recipe, not all of the ingredients I used were in the original recipe. I got the idea for this recipe from this book.
2
In a large bowl add the dry ingredients, salt, baking powder, all purpose flour and whole wheat flour, then stir to blend together.
3
Then in a medium size bowl or 4 cup measure add the eggs, refried beans, applesauce,nuts and beat well till blended together.
4
Add the milk to the dry mixture and beat till absorbed.
5
Now add the beaten bean mixture to the flour mixture and continue to beat until well blended.
6
Add the drained and plumped raisins and stir with a spoon to blend into batter.
7
Add both extracts, and blend together. Then spoon batter into muffin cups about 3/4 full, place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and enjoy with a cup of coffee or a cup of skim milk.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins, Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American