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Cranberry-Mandarin-Applesauce Muffins

Bursting with flavor, this muffin has a complimentary fruit combination that takes it up to the next level. Compared to other muffins with the same serving size, this muffin is lower in phosphorus than most. 3 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber per serving.

Cranberry-Mandarin-Applesauce Muffins

Ingredients

Serving size: 1 muffin
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Ingredients

3⁄4 cups
applesauce (unsweetened)
1⁄4 cup
egg substitute
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1⁄4 cup
granulated sugar
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1 teaspoon
cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon
nutmeg
1⁄4 teaspoon
salt
3⁄4 cups
cranberries (fresh, chopped)
1⁄3 cup
mandarin oranges (pureed)
1 ounce
pecans (chopped)

Directions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray muffin tin with butter flavored cooking spray or use paper liners.
  • Mix applesauce, mandarin puree, and egg together in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture.
  • Stir until moist.
  • Fold the cranberries and pecans in.
  • Fill the muffin tins about 2/3 full.
  • Place in oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Check the muffins to see if they are done by sticking a toothpick in.
  • If the toothpick comes out clean, it’s done. 
  • Let the muffins cool for a couple minutes before removing.

Notes

Notes

You can add protein powder to the batter before baking to give each muffin a little protein boost. I tried unflavored and mixed in 2 scoops.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving
Calories: 125 kcal
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Phosphorus: 38 mg
Potassium: 76 mg
Sodium: 167 mg