Makes 12 / These tender little muffins are light on fat and heavy on flavor, and they contain cholesterol-lowering apples and walnuts.

1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup water
1 cup rolled oats
2 egg whites
1/3 cup honey
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1 medium-large apple, cored and grated
Honey, to taste (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine yogurt and water. Stir in oats. Let stand for 3 minutes, or until oats are softened. Beat in egg whites and honey.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and walnuts. Blend dry mixture into liquid, stirring just until mixed. Fold in apple.
3. Spray muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray and fill with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm, drizzled with honey if desired.

Calories 149,Fat 4,Perfat 24,Cholesterol 1,Carbo 25,Protein 5,Fiber 3,Sodium 154