Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

I went looking online for something new to make for an afternoon snack. I’m slowly (more slowly than I’d like!) trying to clean up my day to day foods. It’s hard. I want to make good choices, but I also need things quick. I always think I’ll have time to prepare something, but then work gets busy, the baby is home and I want to get some sleep (at different times of the day).

I focused on recipes for 1) single serving items that had 2) oats. Single serving so that I can grab it and oats so that I could boost supply a little more. I’m always looking for ways to get supply up! I thought I had a recipe for oatmeal muffins, but the one I found doesn’t seem like it’s the one I used to make often. So pinterest it was! I found a recipe, didn’t modify it too much, and just had one (though it put me over my calories for the day, but I was hungry today! ) and liked it. Plus, it had not only oats but also flaxseed. So I shall share!

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins with dried cranberries

1 c. dry old fashioned oats
1 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. coconut oil
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffin tin by lining with paper baking cups or cooking spray.

Combine oatmeal, applesauce, milk, eggs, flaxseed and oil in medium bowl. In another bowl combine all dry ingredients including fruit. Make a well in center of the dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into it. Stir until all ingredients are just combined.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 15 – 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

They were out of the oven within a half hour of starting to cook them, so I call that a win. I think I liked my other ones better, so I’ll still look for that recipe but these are a good substitute!