Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup reduced-fat milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon (I omitted this because I'm allergic)
1 tsp. granulated sugar
Nuts or raisins (optional)
Soak the oats in milk for approximately 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine the oat mixture with applesauce and egg whites, and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add nuts or raisins, if desired. **Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough!**
Spoon batter into 12 prepared muffin cups. Combine cinnamon and sugar and top each muffin with some of the mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until done.