Applesauce Buckwheat Muffins will offer great taste and will keep you feeling full longer. As a bonus, research is showing that buckwheat can help control blood sugar levels for people with diabetes.
Servings: 12 (one muffin per serving)
1 cup Buttermilk
½ cup Applesauce, unsweetened
¼ cup Canola Oil
2 tbsp Egg Whites
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
1¼ cups Whole-wheat Pastry Flour
¾ cup Light Buckwheat Flour
¼ cup Splenda Granular
1½ tsp Baking Powder
1½ tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Allspice
Crisp Topping (optional):
1 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
¼ tsp Cinnamon
¼ cup Oats
2 tsp Ground Flaxseed
1 tbsp Whole-wheat Pastry Flour
1 tbsp Butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, applesauce, oil, egg, egg whites, maple syrup and vanilla.
In separate bowl, sift together whole-wheat flour, buckwheat flour, Splenda, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
Gradually add dry ingredients to liquid mixture; mix just enough to combine ingredients. Do not over mix.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan.
In small bowl, mix together all ingredients for crisp topping. Sprinkle evenly on top of each muffin.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until center of muffin springs back when lightly touched.
Cool in muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.
Tips & Notes
While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens.
Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavored, dark honey.
The nutrients in buckwheat may contribute to blood sugar control. In a test that compared the effect on blood sugar of whole buckwheat groats to bread made from refined wheat flour, buckwheat groats significantly lowered blood glucose and insulin responses. Whole buckwheats also scored highest on their ability to satisfy hunger.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
Saturated Fat: 1g
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