One of my favorite flavors of oatmeal is apple cinnamon. So on a weekend, when I had time for myself, I thought I should try the same flavor in muffins for breakfast. That is how these muffins happened at home and what a delight these were. They were mildly sweet so if you prefer sweeter muffins, feel free to add more sugar.
These muffins qualify under 'Show your breakfast' as well as 'Whole Grain Baking'. Check these muffins for Day 5 of BM #16 week 2.
Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup
Rolled Oats 1 cup (Coarsely ground)
Cornstarch 1 Tbsp
Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda 1/2 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Brown Sugar 1/2 cup (minus 1 Tbsp)
Olive Oil 1/4 cup
Apple Sauce 1/4 cup (I used sweetened apple sauce)
Soy Milk 3/4 cup
Apple 1 medium peeled, cored and chopped
Almonds chopped for topping (optional)
Method Of Preparation -
In a mixing bowl, add the wheat flour, coarsely ground oats, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk well and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare the muffin pan either by greasing or using muffin liners.
Mix in the chopped apples into the flour mixture and coat the apples well.
Blend the liquid ingredients (brown sugar, apple sauce, soy milk and oil) and slowly add it to the flour mixture.
Don't over mix. Just mix until there are no lumps. Divide the batter into the muffin pan filling each of the cups upto 2/3 full. Sprinkle the chopped almonds on the top if using.
Bake for 25 min or until a tester comes out clear when inserted in the center.
Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
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Preparation Time 15 min + Baking Time 25 min + Cooling Time 15 min
Makes 12 standard muffins