As it nears November, I am craving apple pie... but I know it is too early to start rolling out the pie crust, so I made these heavenly delights to satisfy my cravings! They are just like a fresh baked apple pie, but in muffin form! Which, if were being honest, is really an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast! These Apple Oatmeal Muffins are so easy to make and definately worth trying for an afternoon snack or weekend brunch!
RECIPIE: APPLE OATMEAL MUFFINS
serves 12 INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Oats
1/3 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon + a little extra never hurts :)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 apples (diced) fold into batter at very end
1/2 cup Milk
1/3 cup Olive Oil
4 Dallops of honey
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Bake: 350 for 25-30 minutes
Have you ever tried peelinging apples this way? It is so easy and quick!
Slides right off. I cut in a square around the core of the apple which made for easy dicing. Dice two apples and set aside. I added a little extra cinnamon sugar to my diced apples to be sure to add in a punch of flavor everywhere I could!
If you want to make the fun dried apple topping, be sure to cut 12 apple slices and also set to the side for a delicious topper. (the thinner the slice the crispier the bite)
Mix together all dry ingredients. Then add wet ingredients.
I forgot muffin liners at the store, so I improvised and made my own out of wax paper. They were very easy to make. All I did was cut the paper 4in x 4in sections. I needed 12 for my batch of muffins. Then when you are ready to put the batter in, shape the wax paper in the muffin tin and plop in the batter.
Easy muffin liners! After all the batter is in, top each muffin with one apple slice and place in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
When done, let cool, serve and enjoy! My husband at 6 of these as soon as they came out of the oven! I had to threaten him so that Clark and I would have some to eat, otherwise I am almost positive he would have eaten the entire batch right then and there!
What muffins I was able to save, Clark munched on for an easy breakfast the next morning. I love finding easy kid friendly meals that Clark can eat independently when we are in a rush to get out the door. Anything to save time and a toddler melt down is a win in my book!