Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  162
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  35 mg
  • Sodium  117 mg
  • Potassium  46 mg
  • Phosphorus  34 mg
  • Calcium  10 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

“An Apple a Day” Muffins

"An Apple a Day" Muffins is just what the morning ordered. These kidney-friendly muffins are delicious and filling.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Sarah from Ohio.

Portions: 12 muffins     Serving size: 1 muffins

Ingredients

    • 12 muffin papers
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup canola oil
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 1-1/2 cups all purpose white flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1-1/2 cups raw apple, peeled and cut into small pieces

Preparation

    1. Preheat oven to 400° F and place muffin papers in muffin pan.
    2. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, oil and water; mix well. Add vanilla.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
    4. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Batter will be lumpy. Fold in apple pieces.
    5. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Mix remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with 1 teaspoon sugar. Sprinkle on top of muffins.
    6. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • Try freezing leftover muffins and reheating in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds for a quick snack.
  • Sugar can be replaced with Splenda® sugar-free sweetener. Be aware muffins will not rise as high and may cook 3 to 5 minutes faster than the recipe’s expected baking time.

 

 

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“An Apple a Day” Muffins

SaraO says:

5

I used a little less sugar than called for and, like some of the other reviewers, split it between white and brown sugar. I also ended up with slightly more than 1.5 cups of apples. These turned out wonderfully and were easy to make. I also froze some, and they were just as good defrosted. Excellent recipe.

Jul. 03, 2014, 6:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Angelaskell says:

3

I just made these with extra apples. I live at high altitude so I added 1T flour, 1/8t less of soda, added 2T water, and they came out pretty darn good. I think I can master this diet afterall.

Jun. 26, 2014, 8:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

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igottalatte says:

4

Based on helpful reviews, I changed a few things to boost flavor: Inside muffins, used 1/2 white & 1/2 brown sugar; added approx. 1/8 tsp fresh grated nutmeg; 1/8 tsp fresh grated ginger; 1/4 tsp orange zest; subbed unsweetened apple juice for water. For topping (I like a bit more), increased white sugar to 2 tsps; added 2 tsp brown sugar; 3 tsp white flour; 1 tsp cold finely diced butter; 1/8 tsp fresh grated nutmeg and mixed all with fork until crumbs formed. This was enough topping for 1 slightly rounded tsp. per muffin. baked for 16-17 minutes.

Apr. 17, 2014, 2:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

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cyljones says:

5

I made these for my mother who is diabetic and has stage 3 kidney failure. She loved them. My 21 yr old son who is a carb/sugar monster adored them too and never knew I used Splenda. I made them again and tried enhance with a few more spices. They weren't as good. I'll not deviate from the recipe again. I also made them with Carbalose baking mix once. You could tell but if you are diabetic and on a really strict diet you might find them acceptable. (Mom did NOT like the Carbalose ones) but I thought they were ok.

Feb. 27, 2014, 4:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Connidale says:

5

My husband said these are the best muffins I have ever made! The recipe is so simple - but the results are 5 star!!!

Jul. 07, 2013, 8:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

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deedee2913 says:

5

Sounds delicious

Mar. 22, 2013, 4:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

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robchad says:

5

Made these today and will definitely make again.

Feb. 09, 2013, 3:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Stanwat says:

5

Made these with following changes. Used apple juice instead of water, added an extra tsp. cinnamon and half cup chopped cranberries. Used brown sugar instead of white. Great flavor, nice for breakfast or snack.

Feb. 01, 2013, 1:51 AM - Inappropriate review?

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1150 says:

3

The first time I made,they were bland,but today I substituted brown sugar for white and used apple juice instead of water. The are delicious.

Nov. 02, 2012, 12:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

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ghipple says:

4

The patients enjoyed these muffins. I made "sample sizes" in a mini muffin tin--cutting the baking time down to about 12-15 minutes.

Oct. 26, 2012, 10:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

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DeeAnna says:

5

This are good, we have served these to our patients several times, everyone liked them

Jul. 09, 2012, 10:50 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Kassd says:

5

These are very good.Have made them guite a few times

Jun. 06, 2012, 11:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

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jacusto says:

5

These are awesome, my Father in-law Loved them, and wished he could have more than one serving...Yummmm

Jun. 05, 2012, 9:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

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stb4 says:

4

I have baked these muffins many times using 1/2 cup sugar. So good.

Apr. 20, 2012, 8:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

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kobbler says:

4

I haven't tried this but am considering using unsweetened apple sauce sub for the oil in this recipe i know it works in some cakes to dodge the extra oil outside of that its a good recipe i add a bit of allspice or nutmeg with ground cloves to sub for cinnamon or in addition to it tastes like spice bread that way

Jan. 24, 2012, 11:58 AM - Inappropriate review?

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teachwalking says:

5

They just came out of the oven and into my mouth. Yes! So, so good.

Oct. 16, 2011, 8:46 AM - Inappropriate review?

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mont says:

5

Tasty and moist but a little too sweet...next batch will try less sugar, maybe just 1/2 cup. To Dree: Did you use just 1/2 tsp. of Stevia to replace the 1 cup of sugar???

Apr. 01, 2011, 4:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

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larichard says:

5

The patients really enjoyed this one. They were very moist and flavorful.

Feb. 23, 2011, 7:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

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rjohanse says:

5

I want to make this tomorrow! Any high altitude alterations? Moderator's reaponse: I live at sea level so can't try these out, but here are some recommended changes after researching baking in high altitude: Increase oven temp by 20 degrees F. Decrease baking soda to 3/4 teaspoon instead of 1 teaspoon. Increase water by 3 tablespoons. Let us know how your muffins come out with these changes.

Nov. 08, 2010, 6:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

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mrsnights says:

3

is it baking soda or baking powder that you use in this. I know it says soda but I've never cooked with baking soda ... always used it for cleaning or killing odors. Moderator note: Yes it is baking soda which also acts as a leavening agent. Baking soda does not contain phosphorus and baking powder does.

Aug. 16, 2010, 11:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Dree says:

5

I made these for my son and they were a hit! I used stevia instead of sugar-about 1/2 tsp.

Apr. 30, 2010, 12:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Fauxreal says:

5

Everyone in my house loved them! Will make again!

Feb. 03, 2010, 10:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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OCH1958 says:

5

Baked it for the first time and we loved it.I told the dietician about how easy it was to prepare and that the renal patients would love it.

Oct. 28, 2009, 4:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Feelinlost says:

5

made these muffins tonite & plan to freeze for company htis weekend. Had to sample first tho!!!! Extremely tasty, nice texture,,,a keeper!

Oct. 04, 2009, 8:35 PM - Inappropriate review?

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barney says:

5

I have just finished baking and eating a muffin. It was very tasty and my husband who is a sweet food junkie really liked them too.

Feb. 19, 2009, 4:05 PM - Inappropriate review?

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