Monday, October 29, 2012

Maple Apple Oat Muffins

 Maple, Apples, Oats and Granola all come together to make one amazing fall breakfast when you are on the go. My kids gobbled these up and I think this is on the top of their list of favorite muffins that we've made. I had homemade applesauce left over from crock pot applesauce we had made earlier in the week, but feel free to use store bought applesauce or totally change it up and use a different fruit puree. Bananas, pumpkin and even sweet potato would be a great substitute for the applesauce!
I say smile, and at least one of them makes a face....what can I say?!
My apple peeler/corer/slicer made such an easy job of breaking down the apples, and the kids love to use it. The apple comes out in a spiral which is a fun snack all on its own!
Maple Apple Oat Muffins
1/2 cup sugar
3 oz maple syrup
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon spice blend
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup granola
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, maple syrup, eggs, oil and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder and soda, and cinnamon spice blend, and add them to the wet ingredients in the bowl. Mix in the oats, applesauce, and granola. 
Pour the mixture into muffin liners, and bake in a preheated 350°F oven 17 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when tested. Remove the muffins from the oven, and cool completely.  
Yield: 16 muffins  recipe adapted from here 

Be sure to visit my Pampered Chef Facebook Page as well, where I post a new menu each Monday to get you through the week without ever having to wonder what you should make for dinner!

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