Monday, June 25, 2012

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

        
        It's currently pouring down rain outside and it's so cold that my fingernails are purple. That's summer in The Netherlands for you! I'm told the weather will be improving and I'm anxiously waiting for that to actually happen.

This type of weather begs for baking though and that's where these muffins come into play. These didn't last long. Infact I was able to snap a photo before turning around to see 3 pairs of hands sticking out for a sample. We all loved the brown sugar topping and agreed these were best served warm or atleast reheated in the microwave for a few seconds. It's like eating a wholesome oatmeal cookie!

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

Topping:
1/4 cup Oats..I used Quick Cooking
1 TBS Brown Sugar
1/8 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 TBS Unsalted Butter,melted

Muffins

1 cup Rolled Oats..I used quick cooking
3/4 cup All-purpose Flour
1/2 cup Whole-Wheat Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Allspice..I used Apple Pie Spice
1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/4 cup Low-Fat or Fat-Free Milk
2 TBS Vegetable Oil
1 Egg White,lightly beaten
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Brown Sugar..I didn't pack it

Preheat oven to 375 or 190 celcius. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick spray and set aside ( if using muffin liners make sure you spray the inside of the muffin liners with nonstick spray.) 

In a small bowl,whisk the dry topping ingredients together. Add the melted butter and toss with a fork until combined. Set aside.

In a large bowl,whisk together the flours,baking powder, baking soda,salt,cinnamon and allspice.

In another bowl,combine the applesauce,milk,vegetable oil,egg white,vanilla and brown sugar. Add to flour mixture and mix just until combined.

Fill each baking cup 3/4 full of batter and evenly sprinkle topping over each muffin. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack. Serve warm. Store in airtight container at room temp for up to 2 days.

Each muffin has 145 calories

Yield: 12 Muffins
Source: Tutti Dolci