This is a great basic muffin recipe to which you could add all kinds of things. I added some walnuts, a dash of allspice, and a sprinkle of turbino sugar on the top. One could switch out the dried fruit, use honey or molasses or maple syrup, or use other nuts or seeds. The base is moist and just sweet enough. The are not dessert-type muffins, but a nutritious breakfast or snack that won't up your blood sugar and will keep you filled all morning.
Applesauce, Bran, and Oatmeal Muffins
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EllenDeller Posted: 01/28/10
Avivale Posted: 12/13/09
Echoing what other reviewers have said... Once you get past the realization that these are not your typical sweet sweet muffin, you'll appreciate the whole grain flavor and the raisin surprises in this muffin. Texture is decent for a muffin with as little fat as these have. I added walnut pieces for additional flavor and crunch. I'll be enjoying these muffins for breakfast with a latte.
KrisDance Posted: 01/12/11
Good tasting healthy muffin - husband and I love it! Sometimes instead of 1 c of applesauce I will chop apples in a food processor almost like a chunky applesauce to make 3/4 c and a 1/4 cup of orange juice; gives it a sweet taste. Often add about 1 1/2 cup of blueberries too, if the blueberries are frozen, sometimes I will sprinkle a little splenda to cut the tartness.
Canadian101 Posted: 06/23/11
delicious! cut the applesauce down to 1/2 cup, added one mashed banana and used spelt flakes instead of oatmeal, put in a cup of fresh blueberry and it was a great healthy muffin recipe!
peaktimes Posted: 01/01/12
i added walnuts, a tablespoon of molasses and some golden flax seeds. i think it could also use some sunflower seeds. these muffins are more savory than sweet. tasty and delicious, though i do agree, i enjoyed them more once i realized they were more hearty than sweet.
klem01 Posted: 03/05/12
We make these a lot--my 8 y.o.'s favorite muffin. She eats them for breakfast. Pretty healthy, very tasty. We've swapped out dried cranberries for raisins, etc. All works out well.
lindsaygage Posted: 03/02/13
These are the kind of muffins you can eat for breakfast with a cup of coffee and your sugar doesn't crash within an hour. I spiced mine up with a little bit of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon apple sauce because I didn't have plain. Tasted good and healthy!