These Apple Sauce Oatmeal Muffins are loaded with fiber and amazing flavors; a great way to start your day! They are super moist (thanks to the fresh apple sauce) and such a delight to eat.
Give your kids a nice treat and include these muffins in their lunch boxes or better yet, give yourselves a treat and grab one (or two) that you can enjoy at the office.
Apple Sauce Oatmeal Muffin
- 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour sifted
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup + 4 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
- 3/4 cup Fresh Whole Milk
- 2 large Egg
- 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons Canola Oil
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 piece Granny Smith Apples cut into small dice
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).
- In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In another large bowl, combine milk, apple sauce, canola oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until moistened.
- Stir in the diced apples until well combined. Don’t over mix the batter or you will have tough muffins after baking.
- Place the muffin cases on the muffin tin.
- Fill each muffin case (3/4 full) with the batter using an ice cream scoop or small soup ladle.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the muffin pan.
- Each muffin batter weighs 75 grams.
- Keep the ingredients at room temperature at all times, prior to baking.
- If there are muffin cups that are empty, half fill the empty ones before baking, this will keep the pan from warping.
- If the recipe calls for a muffin pan, it is probably a standard size. A standard muffin pan has a standard size for each muffin case of about 2 1/2 inches in diameter with 12 cup-shaped depressions.
- Use muffin cases in muffin pans for easy clean-up.
- Aim to fill the cups 3/4 full with batter to have muffins that have slightly round top and to avoid from spilling out of the muffin case. If there is not enough room for muffins to expand before reaching the top of the cups, the muffin will flatten on top.
- Mix the dry ingredients and whisk the wet ingredients. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to gently stir them together until everything is slightly moistened. It is okay if there are lumps.
- Place the muffin pans over a baking tray and place them in the middle of the oven for even heat distribution.
- Let the muffins sit in the pan and cool on a wire rack once they are done baking in the oven.
- Remove muffins cups from the pan after five minutes to prevent them from getting soggy as they cool in the pan.
- Bake them ahead of time and store them for few days in an airtight container.