Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

It’s been a week since I started back to my final semester at my community college, and tings have going pretty well. Elementary Statistics isn’t as hard as I thought it would’ve been and Business 100 is the easy class I have ever taken. Overall, seems like it’s going to be an easy semester!

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Now, back to food. I had a ton of bananas that were perfect for making banana bread and got inspired to make something new. These muffins are from Eating on a Dime and they will definitely knock your socks off. They are perfectly moist and applesaucey (yeah it’s a new word I’m starting). What I think I love most about this recipe is the streusel on top. It’s like icing for the muffins: first you get the harder texture and sweet taste, then you get down to the soft, sweet, fluffy muffin center. Have I peeked your interest yet?

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To top it all off, this recipe only has 1/2 cup of brown sugar! If you use unsweetened applesauce, you’ll lower the amount of sugar in them even more. And trust me, I used unsweetened applesauce, and they were still sweet enough. Another healthy option you could try is using coconut oil (melted), instead of canola oil. Coconut oil is so much more healthy for you than any other oil and it’s really fragant when you use it. If you worry about the taste, use refined coconut oil, just make sure it isn’t bleached.

P.S.: It was a really nice day when I took these pictures, so enjoy some wild honeysuckle, a staple of my beautiful Virginia!

 

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients:
  • 1½ cup old fashion oats
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine (NOT softened)
  • ½ cup oats
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F and grease a muffin tin with 12 cups or place muffin wrappers in each.
  2. In a large bowl mix oats, flour, brown sugar, baking poweder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together and stir until combined.
  3. In another bowl, combine applesauce, milk, oil, vanilla, and the egg an stir until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  4. Add the applesauce mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Small clumps are alright, but no big clumps.
  5. Create the streusel topping. Mix the butter, cold; and the rest of the ingredients until it becomes a nice crumb consistency.
  6. Scoop out the batter and put an even amount in each muffin cup. There should be enoug for 12 muffins, maybe more.
  7. Place the streusel topping on each of the muffin and bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Recipe from Eating on a Dime