Deceptively Not Healthy Apple Muffins
Monday, April 15, 2013
I had a house guest this weekend. Our school was sponsoring an athletic tournament, and since the teams in our league are all in other countries, when we have a tournament, pretty much everyone in the school opens up their homes to host someone. I ended up hosting a coach, a guy, so I laid in some beer, and got some chips, as well as fruit and cheese and bread etc. He was really nice, and of course, because of the small-world nature of this business, knew a bunch of friends of mine from previous jobs.
So I realized that I did not have a whole lot of breakfast foods in the house, and I decided to make muffins so that there would be something quick and easy to grab on the way out the door. Now I normally make banana muffins with oatmeal and at least some whole wheat flour, but I was out of bananas, so I found an apple muffin recipe I had never tried before.
I changed it up a little, adding more apples, subbing whole wheat for half the flour, and adding oatmeal which I like for both it's health benefits and because it makes the muffins bigger. I cut the sugar a little, and cut about a quarter of the butter. I knew that they were not going to be particularly healthy, but I figured that I saved them from being completely pointless. They were really good, and I'd kind of like to make them again.
So I put them through the recipe feature and while the calorie count is ok, 263, which is higher than I would like, but still an ok breakfast in a pinch, but close to 100 of those calories came from sugar! GAHHHHK! That's insane! On the other hand, they were delicious, so I may have to play around with them and see what I can do. I don't use artificial sweeteners, so I am going to have to see how low I can cut the sugar in the recipe itself.