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Apple raisin bran muffins

Apple raisin bran muffins

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk (reduced fat or skim OK)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups raisin bran cereal

1 large apple, peeled, finely chopped (1 cup of fruit)

1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Makes 12 servings.

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Beat eggs, milk and oil in small bowl until well blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.) Stir in cereal, apple and nuts. Spoon batter into greased or paper-lined muffin pan, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake in 425-degree oven for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from tin and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Per serving: 167 calories (34 percent from fat), 6.5 g fat (1.1 g saturated, 2.5 g monounsaturated), 37.3 mg cholesterol, 4.1 g protein, 24.3 g carbohydrates, 1.6 g fiber, 172.2 mg sodium.

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