We will bet the Muffin Man never offered such healthy fare! Apple sauce replaces some of the fat, and fresh apples and oats add nutritious fibre. But these are still as delicious as any homemade muffin you can remember.
*Use a pear instead of the apple, and add 75g (2½oz) raisins to the mixture.
*For a denser muffin with even more fibre, you can replace some or all of the plain flour with wholemeal flour.
Oats are a nutritional winner. They are high in soluble fibre, B vitamins and vitamin E, as well as heart-healthy minerals. Oats may help to reduce blood cholesterol levels.