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Old Wed, Oct-12-16, 18:51
Cthebird Cthebird is offline
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Default Apple muffins (low-carb)

I found a site that listed the 50 best low-carb muffins from around the world. Anyway, I saw a photo of an apple muffin and followed it and it was all in German. I translated it and made the buggers, and they are delicious! Here is the recipe. Note: In Europe most recipes are in grams. If you have a kitchen scale, this is the time to use it. As for the oven temperature, the equivalent is 360 F. The net carbs are 10 grams. Fits in for my low-carb diet. I get 60 gs carbs max per day.

Low-Carb Apple Muffins
6 muffins

160g ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
125g applesauce (I used unsweetened and then added 3 drops liquid Splenda)
[I also added 1/3 of a small peeled grated apple (big holes on grater).]
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey

1. Whisk together the ground almonds, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg with vanilla extract, apple sauce, grated apple, apple cider vinegar and honey.

3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and blend until smooth.

4. Spread the batter evenly in 6 muffin paper cups that you have placed in a muffin tin.

5. Bake in preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes at (360 F) 180 C degrees. Test with toothpick and make sure that they are not too dark. Yum!

Note: I prefer to grind my own almonds in my food processor. I also like using the almonds with skins. For some reason they seem to taste better that way. Your choice.

Nutrition info per muffin:

197 calories, 14.4 g fat, 10 g net carbs, 6.8 g protein
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Old Wed, Oct-12-16, 22:11
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Rosebud Rosebud is offline
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Hi there, Cthebird.

I think you'll find this to be more of a low fat rather than a low carb recipe. The applesauce instead of fat was the immediate clue.

Anyway, I ran the ingredients through our MyPLAN, and came up with a total for the whole recipe of 85.3 carbs, giving a whopping 14.2 carbs per muffin. Not low carb by my standards. Sorry.

ETA: And my figures did not include your one third of an apple...
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Old Wed, Oct-19-16, 11:12
Cthebird Cthebird is offline
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Hi Rosebud. Your calculation is for total carbs. I get 60 net grams of carbs per day. There is fiber in the almonds I ground from scratch. My calculation was net carbs not total carbs. I used whole unblanched almonds.

If someone is on a plan like Atkins, then this is surely not a recipe you'd want to make. But not everyone on this site follows Atkins or similar very low carb diets. My 60 net grams of carbs IS in fact low carb in this world. Maybe not as low carb as Atkins, but still low carb. And as for "low fat", my dietitian prescribed diet does limit my fat consumption to a degree. In that case this was a welcome recipe despite the fact that almonds are not exactly fat free.

I'm very appreciative for my diet and know some others here follow similar ones that are low carb but not "as low carb" as other diets. I apologize that this recipe can not be used by all, but I didn't see why it shouldn't be posted because of that. Most "regular" muffins have net carbs that can range from 35 to 75 net carbs each. The above recipe is certainly far lower in net carbs than them.

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