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!
The healthy apple and pecan muffin recipe is at the end of this post, please scroll down for that.
First of all though I wanted to update on my results from the Great Scottish Run.
I certainly think I deserve one of two of these delicious muffins!
The Great Scottish Run 10k
I finally did it!
On Sunday I finally had my chance to put a disappointment that happened 4 years ago behind me.
I completed The Great Scottish Run 10k in Glasgow. 😀
Four years ago I’d entered the very same race but something really weird and extremely painful happened. I was just walking along normally, in Glasgow City Centre, and I stepped down off a kerb to street level and something in my knee cap went.
I have no idea what it was or where it came from because before I had a chance to see a doctor it stopped. However then it came back again and from time to time over the course of 2 years it plagued me, quite painful stabs when I tried to run or walk at a quicker pace. 🙁
However, and this is where I touch wood (my head) and cross fingers (and everything else) it seems to have gone. As long as I keep training on the treadmill, cross stepper and keeping myself active with my hillwalking, I haven’t felt a twinge in a while. 🙂
That’s why I was completely elated at completing the run. Not only that, I over-achieved the time I set out to achieve. Training in the gym I had been about 52mins – 55 mins for 10k. I said I would be happy if I finished in about an hour, and my official finish time on Sunday was this:-
Yep 50 mins 20 seconds. 😀
We attached tracking chips to our shoes so there’s definitely no mistake about the timing! I really enjoyed the run and felt invigorated as outside running is not something I do.
Along with the other 30,000 people taking part, as usual with a Glasgow event, in my home town, like with the Commonwealth Games, the atmosphere was really special. I’ll definitely be signing up for next year!
Right so I’ve gushed / waffled enough about the race.
As promised, here is the actual apple and pecan muffins recipe.
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.
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Coming Next Week on Neil’s Healthy Meals
I’ll catch up with you all on Thursday, when I will finally be posting the pictures of the day out Lynne and I had with her first hillwalking expedition earlier in October to Ben Lomond.
Hope you can join me then. Have a great weekend!
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 tooth pick 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.