05 May 2009

applesauce and oats

some days i want to go back in time and wear aprons in the kitchen with my sisters. we had this paisley prairie apron with a ruffly hem. in my young mind this piece was better than any gucci gown. many a square dances were done in my living room wearing that apron. it smelled like pinesol because we hung the aprons in the cleaning closet. i begged for that apron every time. we fought for it, and being the youngest, i usually ended up with the snoopy apron that said kiss the cook on the chest. which was far inferior to the frills of the beloved prairie apron. now that i am all grown up i have a whole rack of aprons to choose from, which is not as fun as fighting over them.

i love this batch of muffins. my sister-in-law, amy gave me the awesome recipe. it only has 1 cup of brown sugar, so i feel they are wholesome pure nutritious fiber. just like the pioneers used to make. if the pioneers had coconut flakes. which i entirely doubt. still, i think of them as my healthy li'l handfuls of heaven. that is, until i eat half the batch. this recipe makes a perfect dozen, a delicious dozen that is. hope you enjoy them. and be sure to wear a cute apron while mixing.


1 1/2 cup Oatmeal
1 1/4 cup Flour
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
3/4 tsp. Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 cup Applesauce
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
2 Egg Whites (or 1 whole Egg)
1 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup Coconut
1/2 cup Oatmeal

BATTER: Stir together all dry ingredients. Add applesauce, oil, egg and vanilla. Mix lightly, just until moistened. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full. Mix topping ingredients together in small bowl and sprinkle on top of unbaked muffins. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Makes a dozen muffins.

mmm. enjoy.
nothin like a muffin on a morning in may.


The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Mmmm. I love your recipes! Thanks!

Estee Renee said...

Marta... the recipe looks scrumptious! I can't wait to try it. And I bought the goods to make my own clipboard. I'll post it over the weekend and link to you. It's going to be (sing along...) A-DOR-ABLE!

But here's my question... what are the dimensions of your super cute recipe booklet. And where did you find a two-ring binder (CD binder, possibly???)

Have a great day!

Dani said...

i'm going to make these with the kids this weekend! thanks!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the recipe; it looks amazing. And I love the apron memories. I need more aprons.

summer said...

oh, oh, oh. muffins are right up there with coffee cake for me. these look magnificent. thank you so very much for sharing! i just ran out of coconut- now i can't wait to buy more. putting it on the grocery list right now.

ps. i can almost smell the pinesol. what a lovely memory!

{amy k.} said...

Definitely going to have to give these little guys a try- they look delish!

And I love that your flour is in a 'Red Vines' container. That reminds me of when I was younger and we'd go camping as a family- we always had a giant tub of 'Red Vines', so yummy!

KJ said...

my guys would love this. wanna come make homemade applesauce with me in September? it's delish, and so much more fun with a friend. Benji will love it.

Unknown said...

oh. goodness me.

gonna have to try these this weekend!

Jen said...

thank you for the recipe, will try them this weekend!

Erica said...

i posted the announcements you made for me on my blog today! thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

those muffins look delicious! if they taste even half as good as your bread, i'm sure to gain 5 pounds this month!!!

mary plus vince said...

yum yum yummy!

i made muffins too and then had 3 for breakfast... hehe!

Melanie Anne said...

These look scrumptious! I think my boys would love them. I am new to your blog and am really enjoying it! So thanks for sharing your fun personality and ideas!!

Travelin'Oma said...

You know the secret of life: enjoy it all--even the fights over aprons.

Hannah said...

Wow...these look amazing! I am going to try them this weekend.

Hannah said...

Holy Macaroni, Marta! I just made these tonight.

I have to admit...I was skeptical. (I don't normally believe in baking with applesauce.) These were fabulous, though! Even my husband loved them...and that is saying something.

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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