Posted by: Annie
Following the gym this evening, I was in a baking mood and felt a little too guilty making a sugary treat that was loaded with butter and chocolate and all the delicious things we love in life. However, I remembered seeing that applesauce could be substituted for butter in particular baked goods and I had a lone container of applesauce sitting in my fridge, calling my sweet-tooth’s name. I adapted a recipe from Brown Eyed Baker (only because I didn’t have the *exact* ingredients she called for) and these lovely little muffins were born (baked?)
What You Will Need:
1 cup oats (not instant)
1 cup skim milk
½ cup unsweetened applesauce (mine was strawberry)
2 egg whites
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ c. chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with muffin liners.
Combine oats, milk, applesauce and egg whites in a medium bowl and mix well.
In a separate larger bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt and cinnamon.
Fold in the oat mixture, but do not over mix because the muffins will turn out tough. Add in walnuts.
Spoon the batter into the muffin cups (this recipe makes 12), and bake in the oven for twenty minutes.