Apple Oatmeal Muffins

What's Cooking USDA
1 muffin
Buy apples while they are in season and on sale and make batches of these muffins to put in the freezer for later. You can also substitute whole wheat flour to make your muffins heartier and more nutritious.

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Steps

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Place 6 cupcake holders in baking tin.
3. In a mixing bowl, add milk and applesauce. Stir until blended.
4. Stir in flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until moistened (do not over mix).
5. Gently stir in the chopped apples.
6. Spoon into cupcake holders.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
8. Cool in pan 5 minutes before serving. Store unused portions in an airtight container.

Notes

Optional toppings: raisins, walnuts

Ingredients

1/2 cup milk, non-fat

1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup flour, all-purpose
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (uncooked)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 apple (tart, cored & chopped)

Materials

Muffin tin, mixing bowl, measuring cups, spoon, paper cupcake holders

More About Apples

How to Select

Pick up the apple and gently press a small area of the fruit's skin. It should be firm to the touch. Avoid apples that are noticeably soft, discolored, or indent easily after you press the skin.

How to Store

Apples should be stored in the refrigerator and are best if used within 2 weeks.

How to Prepare