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Apple Cardamom Muffins

 At less than 150 calories and almost no fat, these healthy muffins are the perfect, guilt-free snack.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 139kcal



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup coconut palm sugar (can substitute light brown sugar)
  • 1 container (3.9 oz) Mott’s® Natural Applesauce
  • 1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and grated (excess water squeezed out)
  • 1 cup finely chopped, peeled apple


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Whisk both types of flour together in a large bowl with the cardamom, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Put the coconut palm sugar, applesauce, yogurt, egg, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth (alternatively you can mix them by hand in a large mixing bowl). Turn the mixer down to low and add the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Beat in the grated (be sure to squeeze the water out) and chopped apple and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
  • Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners (if using paper liners, spray the insides with cooking spray to prevent the muffins from sticking). Using a cookie scoop, scoop the batter into the cups, filling them about ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle the tops with a little cardamom and cinnamon.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes, then remove muffins from the pan and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 0.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg