|EVERY FEW MINUTES|
|APPLESAUCE OATMEAL MUFFINS|
1 c. old fashioned oatmeal
1 c. applesauce
1 lg. egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
4 tbsp. vegetable oil or melted butter
1 tsp. double acting baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. milk, orange or apple juice (or frozen concentrate)
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 sugar (optional)
1/2 c. cranberries, dried cranberries or raisins (optional)
Spray 12 (3 inch) muffin cups with non-stick spray or use paper muffin liners.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Stir together the oatmeal, applesauce, juice or milk, egg, vanilla and oil or butter. Set aside.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Make a well in the center, and add the applesauce mixture. Stir until well combined, but do not over beat.
Add raisins or cranberries if desired. Pour into the muffin pan filling each cup until 2/3 full.
Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on a rack for 15 minutes before removing muffins.
Makes 12 muffins.
Variation: Substitute 1/4 teaspoon ginger and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg for the cinnamon.
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