Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In The Kitchen with Lola

What's for breakfast?

'Tis the season for muffins and these little beauties make a lovely breakfast treat. Wholesome and chock full of goodness; with options, I love options. Not too sweet, but definitely tasty!

Applesauce Apricot and Berry Muffins

Makes 12-15 muffins

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper cases or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt,cinnamon, nutmeg, apricots, nuts and berries. In a medium bowl combine applesauce, buttermilk, sugar, oil, egg and vanilla. Make a well in dry ingredients and add applesauce mixture. Stir until just moist. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake for 16-18 minutes.

And now for those options I mentioned:

You can use all whole wheat flour if you desire.
Try substituting the apricots and berries for any of the following:
Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, and Orange Zest
Dried Dates and Almonds
Chopped Apples, Raisins and extra Cinnamon
Any other yummy dried fruit and nuts you have on hand!

Enjoy!

10 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Yum, and no sugar and loaded with goodness...This I will enjoy, guilt free. Thanks! xo

Katiebee said...

i love muffins with bits of fruit & nuts~ can't wait to give these a try! thanks for sharing!

xo

katie

Sherri B. said...

On closer inspection, I do see the brown sugar..See how I get away with things, I just pretend it's not there, haha! xo

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Mmmmm, thanks and they've got cinnamon, I love cinnamon. :)
Vivienne x

charlotte said...

I think I will give these a try at the weekend, look good!!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

My kids love muffins! Thanks I'm sure they will gobble these up :)

Flaming Nora said...

Or try substituting the dried fruit with chocolate.

Lindsay Jewell said...

mmm, these look delicious!

Pomona said...

Mmm! Tasty!

Pomona x

Terrie said...

They sound lovely!