Saturday, March 31, 2012

A is for Apples...

As I have said before, apples go quickly in my house. one of my favorite apple recipes is my Best Apple Oatmeal Muffins Ever.  I have changed the recipe and made it even healthier. Below is the new and improved recipe and how I change it. if you haven't tried these muffins yet, you should. they are easy to make, healthy, delicious, and they make your house smell wonderful. Let me know how you like them.

Best Apple Oatmeal Muffins

•rolled oats pulsed in the food processor so they resemble quick oats - need 1 1/2 cups (I do this now instead of using quick oats and pre-packaged packets of instant apple cinnamon oatmeal)
• 1 1/4 cups flour (I use only whole wheat pastry flour)
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 egg white
• 1 cup applesauce
* diced apple
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1/4 cup pulsed oats and whole wheat pastry flour (equal amounts)
• 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
• ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon melted butter
1. Preheat an oven to 400. Grease a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk together 1 1/2 cups oatmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and set aside.
2. Whisk 1/2 cup brown sugar, egg white, applesauce, diced apples, and milk together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture till moistened. Pour the batter into the muffin pan. Stir the 1/4 cup oatmeal/flour mix, 1/4 cup brown sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon, and the melted butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle this mixture over the muffins.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle, about 20 minutes. Cool at least 10 minutes and then remove from muffin pan. Best served slightly warm with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea.
What are your favorite muffins to make?


Simply Life said...

this sounds great! we definitely go thru a lot of apples here as well!

Shannon said...

my kids are picky and all 3 love them! the fact that they're pretty healthy is a win win for me as well.