One-bowl muffins just like Grandma made them with applesauce, oatmeal, walnuts, and raisins. Extra moist and flavorful...make up a batch for a quick weekday breakfast!
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I hesitated to put out this recipe because it isn't flashy or world-changing, it isn't AH-MAZING…it's just a good and yummy muffin recipe that feeds your family in a quick hurry.
But I've been making them for years. This recipe comes from an old church cookbook marked up with somebody's notes and stains.
Applesauce takes the place of a majority of the oil in these muffins helping the muffins be a bit healthier and reducing the fat content.
I usually use homemade applesauce that has already been sweetened. If using unsweetened applesauce you may want to increase the sugar by a tablespoon or two.
This recipe I found years ago in an old church cookbook and have used it for years in various versions. This recipe brings simple flavor in an easy recipe with easy ingredients. I appreciate that!
My muffins are a bit heavy?
These muffins are a bit on the heavy side and always have been because of the high amount of applesauce to flour ratio. If you like yours lighter and more cakey remove the oats and increase the flour to 2 cups.
I like the added nutrients of oatmeal and although the muffins are a bit dense, they are chock full of flavor and moisture.
My son cleans up 3 of these before I even turn around. In my book, that's a winner!
These muffins will take a good 30 minutes to bake up. If you decide to forgo the oats in favor of more flour you will want to decrease that cooking time to about 20-25 minutes.
Can I skip the raisins and nuts?
Of course! Those are included to add nutrition to these. You could sub out other dried fruits, chocolate chips, or nuts...if you prefer.
Can I freeze these muffins?
Absolutely. In fact, I often make up an extra batch simply to freeze them. You can even take them out of the freezer one at a time and set them on the counter. They will thaw to room temperature in a couple of hours. Perfect for packing in lunches or using for afternoon snacks!
Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup oil any oil will do.
- ¾ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 T oatmeal add more as needed
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup golden raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together egg and sugar. Beat well.
- Add applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla. Beat well.
- Add flour, baking powder, spices, oatmeal, and raisins. Stir gently just until mixed
- Divide batter amongst 12 lined muffin tins.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.