Monday, April 22, 2013

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins:

I just love muffins! Equally good cold or hot from the oven,
these are perfect for breakfast or a snack!
 I hope you give them a try!


1 cup old-fashioned oats (not instant)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
2 egg whites
1 cup flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins, optional
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
1 tsp. each of sugar and cinnamon

Soak the oats in the milk for 1 hour. Combine the applesauce and egg whites with the oat mixture and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, xanthan gum, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Stir in raisins and nuts, if desired. Line your muffin tin with paper muffin cups and lightly spray with cooking spray. Divide the batter between 12 muffin cups. Mix together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in muffin pan for 5 minutes. Serve or cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Note:
-Soaking the oats is optional, but results in a softer, more moist muffin.
-I think these would also be great with a variety of dried or fresh fruit.


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4 comments:

Beth Baumgartner said...

Hi Karissa! I am all over this! I am gluten free so it definitely caught my eye. I found you linked up at Six Sister's Stuff.

Stop on by my blog if you get a chance. I share a lot of naturally gluten free recipes!
Beth @ The First Year Blog

Beth Baumgartner said...

And are you on facebook or pinterest? I want to stay connected! Here is a link to my FB page https://www.facebook.com/TheFirstYearBlog

Karissa Wagner said...

Hey Beth!!! I'm so glad you stopped by! I hope you check out some of my other recipes as well! I will definitely be trying some things from your blog - you have some amazing looking stuff on there that I can't wait to try! I am not on Facebook, but I am on Pinterest. I am working on getting a link up on the sidebar of my blog, but I'm slightly computer challenged!! I'll have it up there soon though!! Thanks again!!!!

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

These look yummy, thanks for sharing!