Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins {Pampered Chef Recipe}

Today I'm going to go visit my cousin who is in the hospital. This is not the first time she has been in the hospital for surgery recently, and we are all hoping it is the last. I like to go butter up the nurses when I go, so I take treats for them so that maybe they will take extra special care of her! :)

Since I have been staying true to my New Years Resolution of a healthier lifestyle I wanted to take something that fit into that. I still love baking but I have had to find creative ways to make healthier goodies. I found this recipe at a fabulous website that has hundreds of Pampered Chef Recipes. If you are a fan you must check it out!

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

1/2 C. Butter
3/4 C. Brown Sugar
1 egg
1 C. Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Dash salt
3/4 C. applesauce
1 C. quick oats
1/2 C. each raisins and nuts (optional)

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture alternately with the applesauce. Stir in oats, raisins, and nuts. Pour into greased or paper lined muffin tins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

I used a mixture of half all-purpose and half whole wheat flour. I also used half butter and half I Can't Believe Its Not Butter, because that's all I had. I used a cookie scoop and it made exactly 12 muffins. I didn't use any nuts or raisins, although I think they would be good with pepitas (green pumpkin seeds). These were perfect baked for exactly 25 minutes in my oven. I tasted one and it was moist and subtly sweet. I would definitely make these again. I'm happy to have another guilt free treat in my arsenal of goodies!
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Mel. said...

I can totally see me eatting these for breakfast with tea, i am printing this recipe.
Thanks for sharing.

b. lee said...

tasty for sure * my hubs & kiddos would LOVE!

Kristia@Family Balance Sheet said...

These look delicious. I love muffins in the morning with my coffee. Thanks for stopping by my site.

Megan said...

These look delicious! You are so sweet to take the nurses some goodies!

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

They sound good to me! I love healthy muffins :) bet you could use whole wheat flour in these too!

Sue said...

These sound great! Good idea to butter up the nurses:)