Friday, March 18, 2011

Applesauce Muffins with Streusel Topping

I woke up this morning and felt like baking. And eating. Something baked.

With a toddler and baby running (and crawling) around, and somewhere to be at 9:30 a.m., I was able to whip these muffins together, they are that easy...and they definitely hit the spot. Give me anything with a streusel topping, seriously. I love it.

These are chock-full of oatmeal, raisins, applesauce and some brown sugar. So they are semi-healthy, slightly sweet, definitely moist, and oh so yummy!

Applesauce Muffins
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with liners.
  2. Cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. 
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and mix well.
  4. Add applesauce and mix well; stir in raisins and oatmeal.
  5. Spoon into 12 lined muffin cups. Sprinkle the following streusel topping onto each batter-filled cup. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick, and cool on a rack.
Streusel Topping
1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cold butter (cut into tablespoons)
dash of cinnamon


Rachel and Hans said...

I made these yesterday and they are a hit! So good! I didn't have enough oatmeal to make the topping and they were even so yummy without it.

Jessica SG said...

Thanks, Rachel. Leaving the streusel topping off definitely keeps the muffins healthier :) Glad you liked them!