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Healthy Living: Lori Brothers

November 14, 2013

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NEW CASTLE — Low Fat Cranberry Apple Stuffing Muffins

Ingredients:

  •     2 tsp canola oil
  •     3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  •     1 medium onion, finely chopped
  •     2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
  •     2 tsp fresh chopped sage
  •     2 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  •     1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  •     8 cups unseasoned bread cubes, dried/toasted (try adding some whole wheat bread cubes)
  •     1 cup dried cranberries
  •     Pinch of salt (optional) and 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  •     1 large egg, beaten or equivalent egg substitute
  •     2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth

Preparation:

Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Heat oil on medium heat in a large skillet. Sauté celery, onion and herbs for 5 minutes. Add apples and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Place bread cubes and dried cranberries in a large mixing bowl. Add sautéed vegetables. Season with a pinch of salt, if desired and some freshly ground black pepper. Add egg followed by broth. Stir everything well.

Spoon stuffing mixture into muffin tin.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden.

Makes 12-15 stuffing muffins.

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