I'm always looking for healthy things to give my kids for snacks that they'll actually eat without complaining. These Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins were eaten by the kids without a single complaint. My daughter walked down the stairs while they were baking and commented that something smell really good. They even stay nice and moist until the next day.
1 cup rolled/old-fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins, optional
Preheat the oven to 375. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, stir together the oatmeal, applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla, butter and sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt (and cranberries or raisins if using). Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the muffins to a rack to cool completely.