Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

My good friend Kayte (of Kayte’s Kitchen) told me about these muffins awhile ago and I thought they sounded really good, but then I forgot about them! She gave me the recipe again yesterday and I was able to make them today. For me, they definitely taste “healthy” (maybe because the only other muffins I make include about 2 cups of sugar and a cup of oil?) but they are so moist and really good! I added the optional raisins and am glad that I did – they give the muffins a little more depth and flavor.

Also, I took Kayte’s advice and mixed these with a wooden spoon instead of using a mixer. I definitely see the potential for them to be over mixed and come out tough!


Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins (from SparkRecipes)

1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup reduced-fat milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon (I omitted this because I’m allergic)
1 tsp. granulated sugar
Nuts or raisins (optional)

1. Soak the oats in milk for approximately 1 hour.

2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

3. Combine the oat mixture with applesauce and egg whites, and mix until combined.

4. In a separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients.

5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add nuts or raisins, if desired. **Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough!**

6. Spoon batter into 12 prepared muffin cups. Combine cinnamon and sugar and top each muffin with some of the mixture.

7. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until done.

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

Servings 12 muffins
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Soaking time 1 hour
Total 45 minutes
Course:Dessert
Cuisine:American
Author: Michelle

These muffins are so delicious - you have to try them!

Ingredients:

  • 1
    cup
    rolled oats
    (not instant)
  • 1
    cup
    reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2
    cup
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 1
    cup
    whole wheat flour
  • 1/2
    cup
    brown sugar
  • 1
    tsp.
    baking powder
  • 1/2
    tsp.
    baking soda
  • 1/2
    tsp.
    salt
  • 1
    tsp.
    cinnamon
    (I omitted this because I'm allergic)
  • 1
    tsp.
    granulated sugar
  • Nuts or raisins
    (optional)

Directions:

  1. 1. Soak the oats in milk for approximately 1 hour.
  2. 2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. 3. Combine the oat mixture with applesauce and egg whites, and mix until combined.
  4. 4. In a separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
  5. 5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add nuts or raisins, if desired. **Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough!**
  6. 6. Spoon batter into 12 prepared muffin cups. Combine cinnamon and sugar and top each muffin with some of the mixture.
  7. 7. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until done.

Nutrition:

Calories: 114kcal
Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 157mg
Potassium: 157mg
Carbohydrates: 23g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 11g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A: 20%
Vitamin C: 0.1%
Calcium: 60%
Iron: 0.8%

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