A Muffin A Day…

I got this tasty muffin recipe from my friend Sarah’s blog. Unlike the muffins you buy at your local bakery or food store, these are made with whole grains and rolled oats instead of enriched, bleached flour (read: highly processed) adding tons of fiber and “good” carbs that will help keep you full for longer. By using unsweetened applesauce in place of most of the oil, you also cut out all the unhealthy saturated fats typically found in store bought muffins. I usually freeze half of the muffins in a big freezer bag and warm them up in the microwave for a few seconds. Enjoy!

Healthy, Hearty Muffin Recipe

– 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
– 1 1/4 cups whole oats
– 1 tsp. baking powder
– 1/2 tsp. baking soda
– 1/4 tsp. salt
– 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
– 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
– 1 cup low-fat buttermilk (can be substituted with 1 cup of plain low-fat yogurt or milk)
– 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2 tbsp canola oil

Preheat oven to 400. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or use liners. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Stir in the milk (or yogurt), applesauce and oil. Mix in 1/2 cup of nuts, chocolate chips, and/or dried fruit if desired. Bake for 17-20 minutes and let cool. Makes approximately 16 muffins.

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