Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Applesauce Oat Muffins

I'm trying to eat a little healthier. Or maybe I should say fresher. I decided to try making something on Sundays that Evan and I can eat for breakfast most of the week. This is my first recipe and we both like it! Anything I can do to keep him from hitting the drive-thru on the way to work is a win. :)

applesauce oat muffins

Applesauce Oat Muffins
From SparkRecipes. Makes one dozen.

1 cup non-instant rolled oats
1 cup non-fat milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
raisins or nuts (optional)

1. Soak the oats in milk for about one hour.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 and spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
3. Combine the oat mixture with the applesauce and egg whites.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients together.
5. 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.
6. Combine the cinnamon and sugar and top each muffin. Bake for 20-25 minutes. These can be frozen and reheated in the microwave for a quick breakfast.


  1. These look good! I wonder if being just egg whites is important to the recipe, or if I can use regular eggs.

  2. I think it was mostly to reduce the calories - these are 95 per muffin. I'm sure it would work fine with whole eggs!

    Also, I didn't realize the cinnamon and sugar were supposed to be sprinkled on top, so they went into the mix and were delicious. :)

  3. I have that "drive-thru on the way to work" problem too. I go through spurts with it...it is such a hard habit to break!