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Monday, May 3, 2010

Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Muffins

I have given up my morning Starbucks run. Mostly to save money, but I've actually been feeling better, without all that caffeine, and, um, cheese danish goodness. I did need to replace my morning breakfast routine though. I figured that I could probably make something just as tasty and satisfying as those huge, not-so-good-for-you muffins at Starbucks. And I found just the recipe! This could easily be modified to add your favorite dried fruit, nuts or flavored yogurt.

Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Muffins

1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cups quick cook oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tbls vegetable oil
1 cup vanilla flavored non-fat yogurt
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup diced apples
1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together flour, oats, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar. In a seperate bowl, stir together egg, oil, yogurt and applesauce. Add to dry ingredients and mix just until batter is moisetened. Fold in cranberries and apples. Place in muffin cups (I used a cookie scoop). Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean and dry. Cool.

This made 16 muffins, using two scoops of batter.

These were so good! Very sweet, moist and almost no fat. The man wasn't thrilled ("I'm not a fan of apples in my baked goods." Um, ok), but the boy loved them. In my opinion, you could even omit the oil all together or replace with a little extra applesauce. Yummy, filling, and good for you! Woo-hoo!


Lana said...

I have been searching for a good morning muffin recipe that is low in fat...I am definitely going to try this. Yummy.

SnoWhite said...

These look so good. I love the combo of apples and cranberries.

April J Harris said...

Delicious and good for you - fantastic recipe!

Carol said...

these sound wonderful and a good snack for my grandchildren. and their grandad! to clarify, would you check the amount of quick oats? I assume it should be 1/4 cup but thought I better check.

Carol said...

thanks for making the change!

Brenda said...

Apples and cranberries go great together, this looks great

coastal cavegirl said...

Oh that sounds divine! I LOVE cranberries!! I will be giving these a try for sure.

Stopping by from New Friend Friday!

Christy said...

Following from New Friend Friday! I was glad to find someone with recipes etc. I love cooking, and sharing, and gathering ideas from 'real people.' Looking forward to following along. :O)
P.s. You have precious kiddos!

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