You know how I mentioned that I was on a muffin kick? Well, I wasn’t kidding. There’s been Pumpkin & Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie, & now I’m bringing you Apple Oatmeal! Is there anything more fall than apple, besides pumpkin!? I think not. I wish I could say these were local Gravenstein apples, but unfortunately they are not, though they are my favorite Fuji’s! Yum! In the fall I tend to love apples as my afternoon snacks. So, yes, I was having an apple oatmeal muffin in the morning and an apple in the afternoon. Isn’t there that saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? I don’t know…
I came up with this recipe after making the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins, because I really liked the base of using applesauce to cut down on the oil. It’s definitely a handy trick. These muffins were super moist, and very oatmeal like. Literally, they reminded me of hearty apple cinnamon oatmeal, just in muffin form. Which I obviously I prefer.
They didn’t take much work at all to prepare. Just had to peel and dice up one large apple, which was a cinch and throw everything into a bowl. Am I the only one who tries very hard to get off all the apple skin in one fell swoop. I love the long coil it makes. Is that weird?
Once they were in the muffin tins, I sprinkled on a tad more cinnamon for a rustic look. I think it worked. These muffins are very rustic looking, if I do say so myself.
These are the perfect fall morning or afternoon treat. They make 1 dozen (& 1 that I baked in a ramekin), so you won’t have a ton on your hands. They freeze great, so grab them as a snack before you leave for the day, or bring them to your friends or coworkers and remind them of why they like you.
Apple Oatmeal Muffins
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 apple, peeled & diced
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line or grease a muffin tin.
2. In a large bowl; combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl; whisk together brown sugar and egg until completely mixed. Whisk in applesauce, milk, and oil until completely mixed.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the diced apples. Fill the muffin tins 3/4 way full and bake for 15-18 minutes or until done. Remove the muffins from the pan and cool on a wired rack.