Apples and cinnamon are both kid favourites in my house. Lately my 6-year-old hasn’t been eating her veggies at lunch – and it drives me crazy. So, I decided I needed to load some veg into her after-school snack.
These muffins are packed with sweet potato, chunks of apple and fragrant cinnamon – and they’re whole grain, too. An ideal treat to devour on a cold winter’s afternoon.
Healthy Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins
These whole-grain muffins are delicious - and they're loaded with veg and fibre. Perfect for the lunch box or after-school snack.
- 3/4 cup oat bran
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- one small apple, peeled, diced small (1/2 cup)
- 1 cup of mashed sweet potato (*see note below for preparing sweet potato)
- 1/2 cup of yogurt or kefir
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a muffin tin, or line with baking cups.
- In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
- Mix in diced apple.
- In medium bowl combine wet ingredients, then add to dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
- Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.
Prick a sweet potato several times with a fork or pairing knife. Bake in 350F oven for about an hour. Allow to cool, peel, then mash. I usually do this step in advance. I throw a sweet potato into the oven while I’m baking something else, so the mash ready to go. A large sweet potato yields about 2 cups when mashed.
Store muffins in an air-tight container for up to two days.