1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup, divided
2 large eggs
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
2 cups all-purpose baking mix (Bisquick)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350F.
In small bowl, combine sugar and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon; set aside. In large bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup maple syrup, eggs, apple sauce, vanilla and buttermilk.
Stir in flaxseed, baking mix and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; spoon into lined 12-well muffin pan.
Bake 12 minutes or until done; remove from pan. While muffins are still hot, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Meanwhile, using mixer on med-high, beat heavy cream and 1 Tbsp maple syrup 1 min or until stiff peaks form. Pipe or dollop whipped cream onto muffins. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, if desired.
Serve muffins warm or at room temp.
Nutrition Info Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 203.0 Total Fat 8.7 g Saturated Fat 2.8 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g Monounsaturated Fat 3.3 g Cholesterol 44.8 mg Sodium 199.6 mg Potassium 80.4 mg Total Carbohydrate 29.4 g Dietary Fiber 1.0 g Sugars 15.9 g Protein 3.8 g