Thursday, May 6, 2010

rhuby rhuby rhuby

altered Rhubarb-Applesauce Muffins from
I love rhubarb and my mom has plenty in her garden that were ready to use, so I decided to try these muffins. I didn't like the calorie count---210 for one muffin---and knowing how I'd want to eat more like 2 or 3 I decided to alter the recipe for a healthier outcome. Here's what I did.

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole-wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs (instead of 2 eggs I used 6 tablespoons boiling water with 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed--let sit for 15 minutes then fluff with fork)
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar (instead of brown sugar I used 1 cup dates and 1 cup hot water blended to a paste)
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/4 canola oil
2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1/4 inch pieces

preheat oven to 400F
combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt---make a well in the center

beat eggs (or flaxseed/water mixture). stir in brown sugar (or date/water paste), applesauce and canola oil.

pour egg mixture into the well in flour mixture. stir until batter is combined but still slightly lumpy.

fold in rhubarb.

grease a standard muffin tin or line with paper or silicon liners. fill with 2 tbsp. batter. I sprinkled mine with a little cinnamon-sugar.

bake 15 minutes.

makes 18 muffins.


Kristine said...

make them for meeeee!

Holly C M said...

They are delish! I will definitely make these again.