Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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I’m trying to make better choices with my eating habits. One of the things that I’ve discovered is when it comes to my sweet tooth I don’t always make the best choices. I know it’s a no brainer, but here’s my important tip because I didn’t realize I was doing this.

So, when I didn’t make smart healthy choices what I would do is  go to an unbalanced extreme, like I won’t eat any sugar for the next month. But since it was extreme it would only make me want to “cheat” and when I “cheated” I would overindulge, because in my mind I won’t have any sugar for another month.  What I’m trying to do now is allow myself to enjoy sweet cravings. I’m trying to live a more balanced life by using moderation, enjoying sweet treats that are healthier,  and not high in sugar.

I was inspired by the Apple Muffins recipe here on the Weight Watchers® website for my recipe below. I highly recommend you stop by and pin some of their healthy dessert recipes.  This recipe is healthy, gluten free, sugar free and not to mention amazingly delicious.

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Apple Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

ingredients: (This recipe makes 12 medium size muffins)

  • 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1.5 cup oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Pyure sweetener or your favorite sweetener
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk or almond milk for THM friendly
  • 2 eggs or 1/2 cup of egg whites for THM friendly
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoon of melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
  • 1 diced apple

*Note: the amount of sweetener used is just enough for a not so empowering sweetness. Feel free to add more if you want it sweeter. For a more natural sweetener use a ripe banana.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/4 cups Weight Watchers® Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

*Note: my cream cheese at room temperature gets really soft so I don’t need to add any liquids to my frosting mix but if your frosting is not smooth then add 1/2 tablespoon of milk.

1. Mix all of the muffin ingredients in a bowl except for the apples. Let batter sit for about 2 minutes.

2. Then fold in apples.

3. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes; until gold brown.

4. In the meantime whip up all of your frosting ingredients in a bowl. Once muffins have slightly cooled add your frosting on top.

Enjoy!

cream cheese frosting

Visit WeightWatchers.com SensibleFoods to learn more and to get inspired to start eating healthier and better with all of their recipes.  Weight Watchers® Cream Cheese is less fat than regular cheese and made with real milk.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Weight Watchers . The opinions and text are all mine.

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