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Lightened Up Caramel Apple Muffins

These Lightened Up Caramel Apple Muffins are everything you can imagine-bits of apple and soft caramels throughout the muffin, a crumbly cinnamon topping that will smell so good in the oven-I’m telling you-you’ll want to bake a batch each week!

Servings: Makes 12 muffins

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE THESE LIGHTENED UP CARAMEL APPLE MUFFINS?

TOPPING:

WHAT SWEETENER DO I USE FOR THESE LIGHTENED UP CARAMEL APPLE MUFFINS?

Lakanto Classic Sweetener

I use Lakanto Classic Monkfuit Sweetener and Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener in my baking recipes. The Classic is a zero point white granulated sugar substitute and the the Golden is a zero point brown sugar substitute.  Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have. It has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar-so if you were to use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the measurement that would be equal to real sugar. If you use a different sugar alternative you’ll want to check the point value on the brand you use. They can vary in points. 

TASTES just like sugar | Zero net carbs, Zero calorie, Zero glycemic Sweetener

1:1 SUGAR REPLACEMENT | Lakanto has a perfect mix of monkfruit and erythritol to match the sweetness of sugar and maintain your baking and cooking needs

It’s WW FRIENDLY,  Keto, Diabetic, Candida, Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb, Low Sugar, NON-GMO, and All Natural

HOW DO I MAKE THESE LIGHTENED UP CARAMEL APPLE MUFFINS?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a regular size muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened applesauce, and vanilla or caramel extract.

Stir into wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until JUST a combined. It’s okay if there’s lumps.

You don’t want to over mix-otherwise the muffin texture will be completely off.

 Fold in diced apples and diced caramels.

Stir until combined. Evenly distribute muffin batter into the prepared 12 muffin cups. Fill three-fourths full.

In a small mixing bowl combine, topping ingredients. Mix until well combined.

Sprinkle the topping evenly over the muffin batter.

Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let them cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

HOW DO I STORE THE LEFTOVERS?

Let them cool completely. Store leftovers in a resealable ziplock bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for about three months. Reheat in air fryer or microwave, if desired.

Ingredients:

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup zero point brown sugar sweetener – I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener 
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 Tbsp ” I can’t believe it’s not butter” or any light butter, melted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a regular size muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened applesauce, and vanilla.
  4. Stir into wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until JUST a combined. It’s okay if there’s lumps. You don’t want to over mix-otherwise the muffin texture will be completely off.
  5. Fold in diced apples and diced caramels. Stir until combined.
  6. Evenly distribute muffin batter into the prepared 12 muffin cups. Fill three-fourths full.
  7. In a small mixing bowl combine, topping ingredients. Mix until well combined. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the muffin batter.
  8. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean 
  9. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Enjoy!

Makes 12 muffins

4-5 PersonalPoints* per muffin

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

 How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

You can click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Enter the name of recipe, the number of servings, and edit any ingredient that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 12

Lightened Up Caramel Apple Muffins

Lightened Up Caramel Apple Muffins

These Lightened Up Caramel Apple Muffins are everything you can imagine- bits of apple and soft caramels throughout the muffin, a crumbly cinnamon topping that will smell so good in the oven-I'm telling you-you'll want to bake a batch each week!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 7 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup zero point white granulated or brown sugar sweetener- I use Lakanto Classic or Golden monk fruit sweetener 
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla or caramel extract
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced
  • 8 Werther's Original, Chewy Caramels or 12 Sugar Free Chewy Caramels, chopped

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup zero point brown sugar sweetener - I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener 
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 Tbsp " I can't believe it's not butter" or any light butter, melted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a regular size muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened applesauce, and vanilla.
    4. Stir into wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until JUST a combined. It’s okay if there’s lumps. DO NOT over mix-otherwise the muffin texture will be completely off.
    5. Fold in diced apples and diced caramels. Stir until combined.
    6. Evenly distribute muffin batter into the prepared 12 muffin cups. Fill three-fourths full.
    7. In a small mixing bowl combine, topping ingredients. Mix until well combined. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the muffin batter.
    8. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
    9. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Enjoy!

    Servings: Makes 12 muffins

    4-5 PersonalPoints* per muffin

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

  • Let them cool completely. Store leftovers in a resealable ziplock bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for about three months. Reheat in air fryer or microwave, if desired.
  • Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE 4 smartpoints per muffin

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Amount Per Serving Calories 133Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 16mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 32gNet Carbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 3g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information are estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list. To accurately calculate the Personal Point value on a recipe you will need to enter the ingredients in the WW app recipe builder by going to the top bar in your WW App and selecting “My Foods” then when you are in my foods select “Recipes” then click “Create” in top corner, this is where you will build the recipe, give it a name, select how many servings it makes and then add all ingredients. This way every recipe you enter will give you your own personal point value for that recipe.

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Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

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Mary Beth

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

OMG I just made these muffins and they are so delicious!! I followed your recipe but I actually used a large apple because that’s what I had on hand. I actually got 18 muffins instead of 12 which actually made the muffins only 2 pts. each. I ate one while it was still warm because I couldn’t wait…they smelled so good. Thank you for this fantastic recipe!!

Debbie

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

In the directions for caramel apple muffins, you have butter listed in the wet ingredients. Is that correct? If so how much butter do we use? I made the lightened up caramel apple muffins. These muffins are so yummy! I did add two tablespoons of butter to the batter because in all your other muffin recipes 2 Tbl are always added before batter is completely combined. Also listed in this recipe it calls for 1/2 cup of butter for the topping. Is that correct? I did use the 1/2 cup for the toppings but it appeared to make it very wet. Again, the muffins are very good and I will be making again.

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

HI Debbie

Thank you so much for reaching out. I apologize the wet ingredients should included sweetened applesauce (not butter). The butter is just in the crumble topping-and its 2 Tbsp not 1/2 cup. (I 'm not certain where you saw 1/2 cup).

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Thanks so much

Pattie

Monday 13th of September 2021

I absolutely love the recipes given…. This one for the lightened caramel apple muffins are to die for…

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Sunday 12th of September 2021

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