Monday, June 26, 2006

Apple, Oat, and Raisin Muffins

I found this totally awesome apple muffin recipe in Superfoods for Babies and Children by Annabel Karmel. I was looking for a substantial snack to stave off the never-ending hunger of my two rapidly growing children, something they'd eat without hesitation that still had nutritional value. I hit the jackpot with this recipe - supermoist muffins with oats, chunks of apples, and lots of raisins. They also have one of my favorite spices - pumpkin pie spice - which really makes these incredible. As they have healthy oatmeal and fruit, these would be an ideal breakfast muffin.

Don't have kids? No worries! Make them for your grown friends and watch them swoon!

Feeling decadent? Try them with butter!

Apple, Oat, and Raisin Muffins (adapted from Superfoods for Babies and Children):

1 egg
1/2 cup sunflower oil or canola oil
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins
1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced

Preheat the oven to 350. Beat the egg. Beat in the sunflower oil and milk. In a large mixing bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together. Add the egg mixture, mixing until just combined.

Butter a muffin tin or line with cupcake paper cups. Distribute batter equally in cups.

Bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if you could make these:
1) Gluten free by substituting quinoa flakes for the rolled oats
2) Even healthier by substituting some soy milk and yogurt or apple sauce for the whole milk

6:18 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Hi Anon,

I hope you will try this and let us know! Thanks for visiting!

8:12 PM  
Blogger BNA said...

These look luscious!

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i made these with quinoa flour for the wheat, kefir instead of milk, and no apple or raisins and they turned out great, and stayed good for a week (unlike most muffins that turn into mush)

1:53 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Hi Anon,

Thanks so much for posting about your successful adaption!

2:08 PM  

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