Foodie Tuesday – A Sweet Snack

Welcome back to Foodie Tuesday!  Pop Quiz: Did you know that peanuts are a good source of folate?  Did you know that some studies show nutrients in peanuts help support heart health?  Did you also know that peanut butter can be an awesome ingredient in apple muffins?

This week’s recipe comes from the Florida Folic Acid Coalition.  Check out their site for some great information about the benefits of folic acid for women and men of all ages, as well as for many more tasty recipes!

Peanut Butter Apple Muffins

2 cups flour, sifted
4 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup peanut oil
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
¾ cup chopped apple

Sift flour with baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. Cream oil and peanut butter with sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Stir in milk and chopped apple. Add flour mixture and stir just enough to moisten dry ingredients. Fill greased muffin tins ¾ full and sprinkle top of batter with an additional 2 tablespoons sugar mixed with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Bake at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 15 muffins .

Serve 2 muffins with 1 cup of orange juice.

Nutrition facts per serving: 426 calories, 8 g protein, 14 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 66 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 35 mg cholesterol, 1 mg sodium. Daily Value: 37% folic acid, 4% vitamin A, 30% calcium, 15% iron, 147 micrograms folic acid.

4 thoughts on “Foodie Tuesday – A Sweet Snack

  1. I’ve never thought of using peanut butter as the ingredient in muffin before. It sound so yummy. The smell of the muffin when it comes out of the oven must be so fabulous. Thanks for the great idea!

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