Anyways this week in school we are doing apples, which is why I chose a Applesauce muffin recipe. Keagan helped me do half and then lost interest (as he usually does when cooking is involved). He was the first to try them out though and he loved them. The kids and I had 3 each. Jason said they were a little to healthy for his taste buds :> I guess I can't win them all over on the first try, but I am bound to find something healthy my hubby loves. It is my mission :> Anyways enjoy the recipe below and hope you are all having a fabulous week!
2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup firmly pack light or dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbl butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sweetened applesauce
1/2 cup low fat milk (We used 2%)
1/2 cup of butternut squash or carrot puree (I used carrot puree)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1. Preheat over to 400 degrees. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or use muffin baking cups.
2. To make the topping stir together the oats, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in butter. Set aside.
3. To make batter, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and stir. In a second bowl, mix the applesauce with the milk, vegetable puree, sugar, oil, and egg with a wooden spoon. Add the flour mixture, slowly stirring until moistened. The batter should be lumpy. Do not over mix.
4. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups and sprinkle with streusle topping. Bake until topping is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean. About 18-20 minutes. Turn the muffins out onto a rack and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.