Monday, October 28, 2013

Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Muffins


             We are currently under a sever weather warning and urged to stay indoors. The wind is so strong that I'm worried something is going to crash in on us. I keep running out to check on the hens to make sure they still have a roof over their heads. My oldest son has to bike home and lets just say that I will be relieved once everyone arrives home safe and sound!

         I'm going to keep this post short in case we lose power. These muffins are so delicious and soft! We loved the fall like flavors and had a hard time stopping at just one muffin!

Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Muffins

1-1/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1-1/4 cups Quick Cooking or Old Fashioned Oats
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Ground Cardamom
1/8 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 cups Low-fat Buttermilk
1/2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
2 TBS Oil
1 Large Egg,lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
2 Small Apples,Cored and chopped into small pieces

Preheat oven to 375 or 190 celsius. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick spray and set aside.

In a large bowl,combine flour,oats,baking powder,baking soda,salt,and spices.

In a medium bowl,combine the applesauce,buttermilk,brown sugar,oil,egg,and vanilla. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet into the dry;stir just until combined. Fold in the chopped apples.

Fill each muffin cup 2/3-3/4 full. Bake 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted  comes out clean.

Yield: 12 Muffins
Source: Cookies and Kate