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No-Sugar-Added Oatmeal-Raisin Muffins with Apple

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Point(s)
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
With naturally sweet fresh apple and plump raisins, plus applesauce and cinnamon, these whole-grain muffins don’t need added sugar to taste great. They’re hearty and slightly chewy (similar to baked oatmeal), and packed with fruit—and reminiscent of oatmeal-raisin cookies. Oats permeate the muffins in two ways: We grind some into flour for the main binder, and keep some whole for texture.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked old fashioned oats

3 cup(s), divided

Baking powder

2 tsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Low-fat milk

cup(s)

Unsweetened applesauce

cup(s)

Egg(s)

2 large egg(s), lightly beaten

Raisins

¼ cup(s)

Fresh apple(s)

1 large, peeled and diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners; coat the liners with cooking spray.
  2. In a blender, blend 1 ⅔ cups of oats on high speed until a fine flour forms, 30 seconds to 1 minute. In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, remaining 1 ⅓ cups oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce, and eggs. Add the milk mixture to the oats mixture; stir until well combined. Fold in the raisins and apples. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 21 minutes.
  3. Serving size: 1 muffin