APPLE ORANGE OAT BRAN MUFFINS

Serving Size : 12
Categories : Muffins Low-Fat

1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour -- unbleached
1 cup Whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 cup Brown sugar, packed -- optional
3/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1 cup Oat bran
1 1/2 cups Applesauce
1 cup Apple juice
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Orange rind -- grated
2 Eggs
3/4 cup Apples -- chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees; grease muffin tins, or line with paper baking cups.
Measure and sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar and spices together into a large bowl.
Sift a second time.
Add the oat bran and toss to combine; set aside.
Whisk the applesauce,juice, vanilla extract, orange rind and eggs together in a medium bowl.
Add the apples and stir to combine.
Pour into the dry ingredients.
Stir just until mixed; do not overstir.
Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each nearly to the top.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cool in the tins for at least 10 minutes.
Remove the tin and brush the top of each muffin with canola oil.

Recipe by: Gloria's Glorious Muffins, Gloria Ambrosia