Sunday, September 16, 2012

applesauce oatmeal muffins

I made these muffins today and they are surprising good for how much I played with the recipe!

The recipe is adapted from this one, but I did a lot of substituting, especially based on this chart. Chris and I are experimenting with ways to get more protein for less fat, so we've been on a Greek yogurt kick lately.  Want to try them for yourself? Follow the instructions below!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray 12 full-sized muffin cups with cooking spray, or if you're really prepared, place your 12 silicone muffin forms on a cookie sheet. (Thanks, Sam! Awesome Christmas present, seriously.) 

Combine the following in a large bowl:
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 scant tsp cinnamon (you know, "scant," like the opposite of "heaping.")

Combine the following in a medium bowl:
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup skim milk
2/3 cup + 4 tsp Chobani Greek yogurt
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp molasses
1 egg

Make a well in the dry ingredients, then pour in the wet ingredients and mix it all together until the batter is nice and moistened.

Fill the muffin cups with the batter until they're each 2/3 full. Bake for about 16 minutes, or until you poke the biggest one with a butter knife and it comes out clean.

The only thing I would change is adding a mix-in, like a 1/2 cup of raisins or if you're feeling really daring, chocolate chips. As is, they're super-hearty and dense, but moist and subtly sweet, and the molasses gives it this nice, savory-sweet sort of after-taste if you eat them fresh out of the oven.

I'm so excited for breakfast tomorrow morning. Mmmmmmmm....


  1. Hey, they're a lot like my applesauce-oatmeal muffins! ;) Which are also REALLY good with apple chunks... yum. (Although warning: they fall apart if you put apple chunks in them. But it's worth it.)

  2. I confess, my love of cinnamon applesauce muffins began with you! I tried making some other kind of muffins with chunks of fruit and they turned out to be slightly terrifying...did NOT keep well. So I've been a little scared to try that again! Maybe I'll have to for the sake of the awesome apple chunks. :)

  3. LOL! I don't know how well they'd keep or not, since muffins don't usually last more than 36 hours in our house. But they are yummy, despite the crumblingness.

  4. U don't have the muffin maker so not as cool