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Applesauce Cinnamon Oat Muffins

My grandmother passed this oatmeal muffin recipe down to me, and I'm eager to share it with my children. These down-home oatmeal muffins are tender on the inside and have a crispy topping of oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. I've even added raisins and cranberries to the batter for a different taste. —Hannah Barringer, Loudon, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    10 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg white
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large 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 cooking spray three-fourths full.
  • Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 222 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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