September means back to school. When my boys were growing up, I was lucky enough to be a stay at home mom. I was always so anxious for that school bus to arrive and bring them back home. I always made sure I was free at this time with some special baking treat; cookies, brownies and often a batch of muffins hot out of the oven; their favourite was the chocolate chip muffin.
The four boys and mom would sit around the table with a glass of milk and my cup of tea; they told me about their day. Doesn’t it sound so perfect; just like Happy Days…a tv shows at that time? In my mind that is how I remember it... and that’s a good thing.
It is so important to take time to sit and talk with your kids. Too soon, the last thing they wanted to do was sit and chat with mom. They still picked up their treat but headed outside for more exciting adventures and that is all part of the real life.
I found this recipe on the internet that sounds like the way I used to make their favourite muffins. Check out the butter in there; no wonder they loved it. We ate well, but low fat and egg whites were not on my menu back then.
Today I am sharing a muffin recipe that is healthy that you can prepare and enjoy with your family anytime of the day.
Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
Low fat goodness
- 1 cup old fashion rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup non-fat milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. sugar
raisins or nuts (optional)
Soak the oats in milk for about one hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
Combine the oat mixture with the applesauce and egg whites, and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl measure and whisk the dry ingredients together.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined. Add nuts or raisins if desired.
Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough. Spoon muffin mixture into muffin pan.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar and top each muffin with some of the mixture.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.
Remove from pan, cool and enjoy.
These can be frozen and reheated in the microwave.
Cranraisins are also a great addition.
Add a cup of chocolate chips to your mixture and watch the smiles.
Thank you for your visit. Wishing you and your family a great school year and a wonderful September.