Vanilla Spice Yogurt Muffins

These are really moist because of the yogurt and applesauce, and only 121 calories a piece (*using the less fattening butter alternative for topping).  Perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Vanilla Spice Yogurt Muffins

Makes 18 regular size muffins.


Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of Unsweet Applesauce
  • ½ cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup of Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp of Ginger
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp of Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp of Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour


For the Streusel Topping:

  • ½ cup of Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup of Raw Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter, melted (*or you can use something with less fat like Brummel & Brown yogurt spread, my favorite butter alternative!)
  • ½ tsp of Cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 and line a muffin trays with paper liners.
(Baker’s note – I haven’t figured out how to make these in muffin papers without the muffins sticking horribly to the paper… Next time I will make them without liners and use lots of non-stick spray in the muffin tin, but when you’re making them to share it’s nice to have the paper liner – maybe spraying the liners with non-stick spray would help too?  I’ll adjust this post if I try that and find it works well!)
In a large bowl, whisk together the 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt and set aside.
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In a separate bowl or in a mixer, whisk together the 1 cup yogurt, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup sugar.
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Pour dry ingredients into the wet and mix on low until they are combined.
Divide the batter in the prepared muffin trays and set aside.
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In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the topping, scatter the topping evenly on top of each muffin.
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Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until fully cooked through and golden brown.

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Nutritional facts: 121 calories, 1 g fat, 14 g sugar, 23 g sodium, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.  Based on 18 muffins.
Recipe adapted from Laura in the Kitchen

One Response to “Vanilla Spice Yogurt Muffins”

  1. Rebecca Herbert Says:

    Delicious! Thanks for letting me try these.

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