Friday, July 13, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Healthy Eating edition)

Good Friday to you all! It's time for a special Favorite Ingredients Friday Healthy Eating edition!

Before we begin, I'd like to remind all my readers that today is the last day to enter my Pay It Forward book exchange giveaway! I'll be drawing a name tomorrow morning for one fortunate winner of the book Lucky by Alice Sebold. Not only that, so far five other bloggers are joining in and hosting book giveaways of their own! Check it out!

Okay, now onward with our recipe exchange.

Please share your light and healthy recipes to help me get my cholesterol down to normal levels! :)

The recipe I'm sharing I found on!

Apple-Walnut Muffins


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin pan.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
In a large bowl, stir together the buttermilk, oil, brown sugar, and egg. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix. Stir in the apples, walnuts, and raisins (if using).

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling them about two-thirds full. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Remove to the rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Info

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 139
Total Fat: 4.1g
Cholesterol: 18mg
Sodium: 214mg
Total Carbs: 23.4g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9g
Protein: 2.7g

Now, I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday Healthy Eating edition recipe! I won't be able to visit your recipes right away but fear not, I will stop by to visit your recipe as soon as I can!

Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

For guidelines and my past Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes, click here.

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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At 3:48 AM, Blogger Renee's Ramblings said...

The muffins sound delicious! My kids love any type of muffins and just scarf them down. How much walnuts should I use with this recipe? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

At 4:19 AM, Blogger Carey said...

These sound really yummy and easy to make. Have a great Friday.

At 4:31 AM, Blogger Should Be House Cleaning said...

These muffins sound great! We'll be trying them tomorrow morning. Love, love, love the healthy eating edition! Thank you!

At 4:48 AM, Blogger Once Upon a Dream... said...

Have a great weekend! Those muffins sound delicious.
OW, I posted 4 recipes: appetizer, main course, side dish and dessert.

At 4:51 AM, Blogger Magi said...

Muffins have been on my mind lately. Sera had her first one the other day and loved it.

At 5:29 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Fabulous! I can't wait to try them. Have a wonderful day!

At 5:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good - we love muffins at our house.

At 5:32 AM, Blogger Kim Davis said...

Those muffins sound GREAT - yum!!!

At 5:57 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

The muffins sound yummy and I love walnuts! Have a wonderful weekend :)

At 6:28 AM, Blogger Mrs.T said...

Great theme this week! Thanks for hosting this and for all the wonderful recipe ideas. Muffins sound delicious!

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Joyful Days said...

Sounds awesome. As always, thank you for being such a super hostess.

At 7:38 AM, Blogger CDPJ said...

This recipe looks so good! Hubbz and The Boy both love apples and walnuts, so I'm going to have to try it out!!

At 7:47 AM, Blogger Happy Momma said...

Yummy We are going to ttry this tom!

At 8:40 AM, Blogger G.P. said...

I used to bake apple walnut raisin muffins in the wee hours of the morning (along with a ton of other varieties) when I managed a bakery in NY. .... Never got sick of those babies :)

gp in montana

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Jessica said...

Ooooo, this sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Betsy said...

Yum, I love muffins!

At 10:02 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

I think Kayla and I would devour these! LOL Especially the way I've been so hungry lately! LOL

At 3:38 PM, Blogger celia said...

The photography on this site is awesome. How about putting some outstanding photos of fruits and vegetables


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