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Apple Cheddar Muffins















Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


½ cup vegetable shortening
2 each eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup apples
½ cup pecans
1 each apples
thinly sliced
1 x cinnamon sugar
to taste
½ cup sugar
1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup rolled oats
cup cheddar cheese, very old, sharp
¾ cup milk
1 x butter
as needed


Preheat the oven to 400℉ (200℃).

Cream the shortening and sugar together and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl, mix lightly.

Gradually stir the flour mixture into the shortening mixture.

In this order, add the oats, cheddar and pecans, mixing well after each addition.

Gradually add the milk, stirring until all the ingredients are just moistened.

Grease the muffin pans and fill each cup 2/3rds full of batter.

Dip the apple slices in the melted butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar.

Press 1 apple slice into the top of each muffin.

Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon-sugar and bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 36g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 9026% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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