I've been looking for a reasonably healthy snack muffin, and these are wonderful! Made a couple of tiny tweaks (to satisfy my mind that these are as healthy as can be).
Reduced sugar to 1/2 cup. Replaced 1/2 cup of the flour with oat bran for extra fiber (you can find oat bran with the hot cereals at the grocery). Shredded 3 small granny smith apples (with their peels) and 4 carrots in the food processor. Ended up with more than called for (probably totaling about 2 1/2-3 cups) but put it all into the batter anyway. Based on other raters suggestions, added a smidge of fresh grated nutmeg. I was worried the shift of ingredient balance toward fruit/carrot might mess up the consistency of the final product, but they came out great!!
I ended up with more than 12 muffins worth of batter, of course. Since I didn't expect much rise (with the added apple/carrot) I filled muffin cups to the tippy top and mounded the batter a little. Ended up with 15 muffins. As expected, very little rise - but mounding the batter gave them a nice muffin shape (see pic) and they were very light, had a nice texture between sticking together and crumbly. Just PERFECT sweetness, even using tart apples.
PS - after freezing - nuke for 20 seconds, then 1 minute in the toaster oven - tastes just like fresh from the oven!
PPS - DON'T forget to spray inside paper muffin cups with pam. I forgot once and it was miserable to get the papers off.
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