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!



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!



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!