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Low GI Recipe: Applesauce Oat Bran Muffins with Pinoli

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September 23, 2015 by admin

Applesauce Oat Bran Muffins with Pinoli

Most of the time when I visit my home in northern Italy, I voraciously ask family, friends and even produce vendors for ideas and recipes they recommend for various ingredients.  Sometimes, though, I become the source of such information for them.  Breakfast foods would be a case in point.  Italians are not the best breakfast people.  Travel and the internet have led some inquisitive people to try something new.  I do my part too.  I’ve offered these muffins to my fast-paced relatives and friends as a perfect antidote to their beloved brioche or biscotti breakfast.  I added pinoli for an Italian twist but any nut will work well.


Low GI Recipe: Applesauce Oat Bran Muffins with Pinoli
Most of the time when I visit my home in northern Italy, I voraciously ask family, friends and even produce vendors for ideas and recipes they recommend for various ingredients. Sometimes, though, I become the source of such information for them. Breakfast foods would be a case in point. Italians are not the best breakfast people. Travel and the internet have led some inquisitive people to try something new. I do my part too. I’ve offered these muffins to my fast-paced relatives and friends as a perfect antidote to their beloved brioche or biscotti breakfast. I added pinoli for an Italian twist but any nut will work well.
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 24 small muffins
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (453 g) oat bran - approximately 5.5. cups
  • ½ cup (112 g) brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup (120 ml) honey
  • 2 cups (1/2 litre) nonfat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup egg (120 ml) substitute
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) canola oil
  • 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup (80 g) pine nuts (pinoli)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius). Spray 24 muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper cups.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat bran, brown sugar and baking powder. In a separate, smaller bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  3. Add wet ingredients to the large bowl and mix well.
  4. Fill the muffin cups ¾ full.
  5. Bake 17-20 minutes or until the muffin tops are browned. Cool before serving. These muffins freeze well.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 172 (720 Joules) Fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 0.5 g Carbohydrates: 24 g Fiber: 3 g Protein: 5 g Cholesterol: 9 mg

 


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