Friday, April 18, 2008

Applesauce Oat Muffins

I clipped this out of a Quick Cooking Magazine a few years ago, but just made them for the first time last week. They were really good and very easy! Also, not too high in fat!

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup skim milk
3 TBSP canola or vegi oil
1 egg white

1/4 cup quick cooking oats
1 TBSP brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 TBSP butter or stick marg, melted

In a large mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the applesauce, milk, oil and egg white. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups coated with nonstick cooking spray three fourths full.

Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400 deg. for 16-18 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Makes approx. 10 muffins.

Nutritional Info: One muffin equals 222 calories, 6 g. fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.