Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This Weeks Low G.I Recipe

Chocolate Applesauce Muffins LOW GI
You just can’t imagine how light and moist and tasty these muffins are unless you try them! Any nutritionist would agree that eating one of these as an occasional treat is 781 kJ (186 calories) well spent.
½ cup butter¾ cup white sugar1 egg, plus 1 egg white½ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened1½ cups natural applesauce1¾ cups wholemeal flour1 tspn baking powder1 tspn baking soda½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease and flour the muffin tin.
In a deep mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar for about 1½ minutes at medium speed until smooth. Add in the egg, egg white and cocoa powder and mix for about 1 minute until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl frequently. Fold in the applesauce.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix by hand, about 60 or 70 strokes. Do not over mix.
Fill the muffin pan half to three-quarters full. Bake the large muffins for 22 minutes or the mini muffins for 15 minutes. Cool before removing from pan.
Makes 12 large or 48 mini muffins

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