Saturday, October 4, 2008

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

I've been on a huge muffin making kick lately. Most of the muffins have bucket loads of sugar (see the banana crumb recipe, for instance). While I love them, I was very pleased when I came across this recipe for a healthier muffin option. It helps that they're delicious, too :)  When I made these I left out the nuts and raisins but I think next time I'll try the raisins just to change it up a bit.



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
1 tsp. granulated sugar
Nuts or raisins (optional)

Directions:

Soak the oats in the milk for an hour. Pre-heat the oven to 400ยบ. Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray or full cups with liners.

Mix together dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, mix the oats and milk with applesauce and egg white.

Combine the dry and wet ingredients until just mixed. Add in nuts &/or raisins. Do not over mix or the muffins will be very tough.

Spoon the batter into muffin cups. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle some to the top of each muffin.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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