Thursday, January 27, 2011

Healthy Cinnamon Swirl Muffin Makover

I am finally starting to feel better, It was so lovely to be able to sleep last night after days of lying in bed hoping that Mr. Sandman would just take me away.  We often forget how important sleep is to our overall health.

I have learned yet another lesson and I know better than to push myself (this time). So it is one more day of rest for me.  Although, I have to admit that I am so itching to go our for a run, but I won't :)

Enough about me, lets talk about these fantastic muffins I made.

This recipe was pretty healthy as is, but I make a few changes to decrease the fat slightly.  The result was a moist, flavourful muffin with just enough sweetness.  The cinnamon swirl gives them a great crunch.  You are going to heart these.

Cinnamon Swirl Muffins (Makes 12)

Cinnamon Swirl
6 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups applesauce (I used a berry blend)
2 flax eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly spray or line a muffin tin.

Prepare flax eggs and set aside.

To make cinnamon swirl, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine flour, wheat germ, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  In a separate bowl, cream sugar, applesauce, flax eggs and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.  Add raisins.

Drop about a tablespoon of batter into each tin.  Sprinkle about half a tablespoon of the cinnamon swirl mixture on each muffin.   Add the remaining batter and top each with the cinnamon swirl mixture.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean.

Stay Healthy, 


  1. I need more cinnamon in my life! yum! <3

  2. @Jennifer

    Thanks! They turned out really well. A little too well, they are gone :)

  3. Oh, can you believe I've never even thought of using anything besides plain applesauce when substituting it for fat? I bet the berry blend really added some good flavor! I'll have to remember that!

  4. I love these types of makeovers! I'll have to try these with GF flour. YEA!

  5. @Lindsay and James Cotter
    GF flour would work well in this! Let me know how they turn out.

    The berry blend is fantastic for variety, I really like it :)



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