Apples and walnuts are autumn’s perfect pair – especially when combined in a delicious dessert! Whether in an apple-walnut loaf, or breakfast muffins – this duo works well in so many all-American favorites.
Apples and walnuts are loaded with dietary fiber, which helps lower blood cholesterol and glucose; and prevents constipation.
Soluble fiber is gel-like and helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose. Apples are high in soluble fiber as are oats, peas, beans and barley.
Insoluble fiber is roughage, which increases the weight and size of stool and softens it. Walnuts are high in insoluble fiber as are vegetables, whole wheat, wheat bran and potatoes.
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Here’s the recipe:
Layne’s Healthy Apple-Walnut Muffins, serves 6
Choose organic ingredients when available:
1 cup whole-wheat graham flour or flour of your choice
¼ cup organic sugar
¾ teaspoon double-acting baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄16 teaspoon (or a pinch) ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
1 large apple, finely chopped
½ cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 egg or 2 egg whites
½ cup unsweetened apple juice
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
Nonstick cooking spray