Monday, February 1, 2010

Healthy Oat and Fruit Muffins

Preheat oven to 400.
In a large bowl, mix the following ingredients:
1 1/4 c. flour (I use 1/2 whole wheat and sometimes add 2 T. finely ground flaxseed)
1 c. oats
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Add one at a time, stirring after each addition:
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. honey
1/2 c. apple sauce or apple butter or a combination
1 egg or 2 egg whites
1 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped fruit, dried fruit (here I added cranberries), or fresh berries (such as blueberries)
In a separate bowl combine:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
Place 1 T. of brown sugar/walnut mix in bottom of greased muffin tin (or muffin cups). Place batter on top to just top muffin cup. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Makes 1 dozen.

Lovely just warm from the oven on a cold day!

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