Granola applesauce muffins use applesauce instead of oil in this Whole Foods recipe. Taking small steps towards healthier choices starts with breakfast and you might as well start with a muffin! New year, new you? Well, that is how the saying goes but it is hard to put new habits into practice sometimes. I like to start with baby steps. No, I am not going to cut out baked goods (a life without cake? I don’t think so!) but, yes, here and there I can make a conscious effort for a healthier version. Today I am taking Whole Foods Market’s advice and starting with this easy change: use applesauce instead of oil in recipes for some muffins, cakes and cookies. These muffins are made with a combination of granola, whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. Applesauce keeps these morning muffins sweet and moist while you can add other textures likes raisins, dried cranberries or dried blueberries for a new twist. (Yes, there is 1/4 cup brown sugar in the ingredient list but for 18 muffins that does not amount to a lot of sugar per serving– remember I am taking baby steps!!) Next time I plan to leave the sugar out completely and I doubt I’ll miss it.
A Whole Foods Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 151 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 141mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 5g
A Whole Foods Recipe
- Add more leafy greens and vegetables to your plate; try this White Bean and Spinach Salad
- Eat closer to nature– food on your plate should look like it did when it was harvested, the less processed the better; try this roasted acorn squash
- Seek out whole grain options like this Ancient Grains Stuffed Red Peppers
- Organize your plate such that the beans, grains and vegetables are the main focus with soups like this Simple Black Bean Soup
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