Maple and Date Muffins

These homemade muffins are low in fat but high in carbohydrates – the perfect combination to give your body the fuel it needs for that big race or hard core gym session.

 

yield: 12 muffins Calories: 160
ingredients
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Ingredients

1 cup oat bran
1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cupbran flakes
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup chopped dates
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup pure maple syrup from Canada
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water
1 egg
 

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper or silicone muffin liners.

In a medium bowl, combine the oat bran with the yogurt and let sit while preparing the other ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine bran flakes, both types of flour, dates, baking soda and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, oil, water and egg; add to the oat bran and yogurt mixture. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Spoon into muffin liners. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin center comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

Type: Breakfast

 
Pure Maple Syrup
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy
maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.
Benefits of Maple
Based on Research by the Canadian Nutrient File (Health Canada), maple syrups's nutritional value is superior to other common sweateners, such as honey, sugar, and even brown sugar.