Apples and applesauce give heady flavor to these low-fat muffins, liberally spiced with cinnamon, ginger and anise.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 cup diced apple without peel
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon anise seed
Mix together sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and anise seeds.
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar mixture, salt, milk, and applesauce. Do not overbeat. Stir in diced apples. Spoon batter into 12 greased muffin cups.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Serve after muffins have cooled a bit, about 30 minutes.