LOW GI APPLE MUFFINS

February 22, 2009 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

I have a great recipe for Low GI muffins, that I make time and time again.  I have passed the recipe for these yummy muffins on to lots of friends and family.  Everyone wants me to make muffins for them, but I simply can’t keep up with the demand.

Besides being Low GI, this recipe uses very little sugar (just two tablespoons of honey across 18 muffins plus whatever natural sugars are in the fruits), is low fat and non-dairy. They are really yummy, so you can enjoy them and be guilt free!

When I go for my triathlon training sessions, I take a muffin with me to have afterwards, as it is a 45 minute car trip to get home and I really need to eat within 15 minutes of exercising.

INGREDIENTS:

1

3 egg whites

2

4 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup soy milk

3

2 cups pie apple (1 x 300 g can – no added sugar)
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sultanas

4

3 cups wholemeal SR flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons LSA*

METHOD:

Preheat the oven. Get muffin pans ready (either brush with olive oil or line with patty cases).

1   Beat the egg whites until stiff.

2  Add the oil, honey and soy milk and blend thoroughly. (If you want to you can add some or all of the egg yolks into the mixture.)

3   Add the apple, walnuts and sultanas and mix.

4  Add the flour, spices and LSA and stir gently until combined.

5  Spoon into muffin tins. Bake in a moderate oven (200 deg C or 150 deg C if fan forced) for 15-17 minutes or until cooked.

6  Cool on wire racks to maintain crispy outside, or wrap in a tea towel if you prefer them soft.

Makes about 18 regular sized muffins, or about 10 texas sized muffins.

TIP: They freeze well and can easily be defrosted in the microwave.

* LSA stands for Linseeds, Sunflower seeds and Almonds. You can buy it ready made in health food stores, or make your own by grinding together 3 cups linseeds (flaxseeds) 2 cups sunflower seeds and 1 cup almonds.

VARIATIONS:
–  Use some other kind of tinned fruit, eg apricots, pineapple, cherries.
–  Use muesli instead of the walnuts.
–  Use chopped dried apricots instead of the sultanas.

If you use this recipe and like it, please come back and leave me a comment!

SUZI

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