Recipe Review: Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

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I found this recipe on sparkpeople.com – I had to try it. It used whole wheat flour and applesauce – two things in my house I have an abundance of. They turned out really good. I gave some to a co-worker and she enjoyed them too. The boyfriend however… ate one, said that was enough and reached for the peanut butter cookies. Figures.

I liked the fact that it used ingredients I usually keep around – they were quick and easy to make too. The only bad thing is that it says to let the oats and milk sit together for an hour before making. So you do need to think ahead when making these. They are pretty filling and good for 90(ish) calories. Quick, easy and cheap snack. I have been eating them for breakfast with a boiled egg and for a snack with a banana – delicious! My biggest issue, is I have to eat 12 of them! I might just half the recipe next time.

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Recipe from sparkpeople.com

Ingredients
1 cup old fashion rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup non-fat milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. sugar
raisins or nuts (optional)

Directions
1. Soak the oats in milk for about one hour.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
4. Combine the oat mixture with the applesauce and egg whites, and mix until combined.
5. In a separate bowl measure and whisk the dry ingredients together.
6. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined. Add nuts or raisins if desired. Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough. Spoon muffin mixture into muffin pan.
8. Combine the cinnamon and sugar and top each muffin with some of the mixture.
9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done. I only had to bake for about 15 minutes.

Number of Servings: 12

FYI – I used quick oats. I also didn’t add any raisins or nuts and I assume that would increase the calories a bit. The recipe on the site also says they can be frozen, honestly I wouldn’t think these would freeze well.

Nutritional Information – Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
per 1 muffin
94 calories
0.5 grams of fat
20.5 carbohydrates
1.7 grams of fiber
2.9 grams of protein

Next time I make these I think I might try adding some cranberries and maybe even some cocoanut.

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