I have to be honest here, I sort of fell off of my no sugar diet wagon with these muffins. Don't worry, they're not that bad! They have apples, rolled oats and whole wheat to balance out the brown sugar and honey.
With the arrival of cooler weather, rain drops and the start of school, I find myself craving warm comforting foods at breakfast time. These muffins definitely remind me that autumn is just around the corner.
I'd love to tell you that I used homemade chunky applesauce in my muffins but... I used the next best thing. Spiced chunky applesauce from good ol' Trader Joe's. It's sweetened with apple juice only. This applesauce is great for baked goods or just eatin' all by itself. My daughter asked for seconds this evening.
Muffins are terrific for quick on-the-go breakfasts or a school snack.
Hurray for muffins!
Spiced Apple Oatmeal Muffins
makes about 14 muffins
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup low-fat milk
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4-1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup spiced chunky applesauce
2 large eggs
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease muffin cups.
In a small bowl combine the oats and milk. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, soda and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk the brown sugar, applesauce, eggs, honey and oil. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Add the oats. Stir just until combined.
Fill muffins cups. Place in the oven for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Cool for about 5 minutes in cups and then remove from cups and cool on a wire rack.
Yum! These are just scrumptious. I hope you'll give 'em a try soon!
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