These scrumptious apple and pecan muffins have a light and moist texture and are sweet to taste. Made from low fat Greek yogurt they’re only 143 calories each!
Folks, today’s healthy apple and pecan muffin recipe is just delicious!
I would say these are like when dessert meets breakfast.
You see these muffins may just remind you a little of eating apple pie. Which of course would remind you of dessert.
Having dessert for breakfast seems just fine to me!
Although I prefer pecan nuts with apple you could use walnuts here too.
I find Golden Delcious apples are the best apples to use for this recipe but if you can only get red apples it’s fine.
You can also leave out all the nuts if you like, the muffins will still remind you of that apple pie!
Just one more thing – this is a muffin recipe and yes, this is NeilsHealthyMeals but as I advocate (yawn) in my Healthy Living section it is all about moderation.
Eat healthy for 80% of the time, have a regular exercise routine and then provided you are at a sensible weight you should be able to indulge for 20% of the time.
Read all about the 80/20 rule for eating here.
For These Apple And Pecan Muffins You May Need….
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- 12 hole muffin tin
- Measuring spoons
- Kitchen scale
- Measuring jug
- Large mixing bowl
- Pyrex mixing glass bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Wooden skewers
- Wire baking rack
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Apple and Peacan Muffins Recipe
These muffins keep well for 3 days inside a sealed plastic container without any loss of taste or flavour.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Apple and Pecan Muffins
For the Muffins
- 200 g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Pinch of salt
- 250 ml low fat Greek yogurt (plain or Greek)
- 75 g light brown soft unrefined cane sugar
- 1 large egg, whisked
- 2 eating apples (e.g. Golden Delicious) (about 100g) peeled, cored and grated
- 50 g chopped pecans
- 1 tsp cinnamon
For the Topping
- 100 g icing sugar
- 4 tsp cold water
- Preheat oven to 180C (fan) and line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases.
- In a bowl sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and pinch of salt.
- In a separate larger bowl mix together the yogurt, sugar, egg, grated apple, pecan nut and cinnamon.
- Add the dry flour mixture from the first bowl to the larger bowl and fold the ingredients together.
- Spoon the muffin mixture into the muffin trays, just enough mixture to fill ¾ of each hole.
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes in the centre of an oven until risen and brown. Check the centre of one with a wooden skewer to ensure it comes out clear, and is therefore cooked through.
- Allow to cool a little in the muffin trays and then transfer onto a wire rack.
- Once cooled mix the icing sugar with the water and spoon over the top of each muffin equally.