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Breakfast Treat: Applesauce Muffins!

Diabetes can make indulging in a sweet breakfast treat a little complicated. No one wants to start the day out on the wrong foot, but it’s also no fun to deprive yourself of something yummy occasionally! So, we’re here to help you find something that both satiates your craving for something sweet, without sending your blood glucose levels through the roof first thing in the morning!

This recipe for Applesauce muffins is as healthy as it is delicious! The applesauce adds delicious flavor and makes the perfect substitute for sugar!Enjoy these yummy, diabetes-friendly muffins for breakfast, and we’re pretty sure you’ll think they’re good enough to have for dessert. Go ahead– indulge a little!

Red delicious apple

Serves: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup apple cider or juice
1 banana(s), medium
1/4 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg(s), large
1 cup flour, whole wheat white
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, kernels, unsalted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place raisins in a mug of hot water for about 3 minutes to ‘plump’. Puree raisins and apple juice/cider in a food processor or blender.

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Add banana, oil, vanilla, applesauce and egg to food processor and puree. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add food processor ingredients and mix. Spoon batter into muffin tins (about 3/4 full). Top with sunflower seeds. Bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition
Per Serving About: 150 calories, 6 g fat,.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 4 g protein, 21 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 130 mg sodium, Exchanges: 0.5 fruit, 0.5 starch, 1 fat, Carb Choices: 1.5

As always, consult your doctor before making changes in your diet. And remember to check your glucose, take your medications, exercise, and throw a little fun into your day!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.