I love breakfast. I would have it for lunch and dinner if I could. Maybe even dessert (hello, waffles?).
But here’s the thing, during the work week, I can’t stand breakfast.
I get bored with it. I mean, there’s only so many times you can have the cereal/oatmeal/toast/eggs rotation before you go slightly insane. And I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, so it’s not like I can get really creative in the morning.
But anything that I can make ahead of time and have for the entire week and not be sick of it by Day 2 is a big winner in my book.
And these babies are healthy to boot. You could go all out and make homemade applesauce for said muffins, but I was lazy. And didn’t have enough time. Or enough apples. But homemade applesauce is delicious and amazing. Maybe some day I’ll share with you an awesome applesauce recipe.
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Applesauce Oat Muffins
Recipe adapted from Crepes of Wrath
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/3 cup buttermilk (or combine 1 tsp and add enough milk to come to 1/3 cup, let sit for 10 minutes)
- 1 cup applesauce
- 7 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 cup chopped candied orange peel
- 1 cup rolled oats, plus more for topping
In a small bowl combine the flours, baking powder & soda, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and salt and whisk together.
In another medium bowl whisk the eggs, brown sugar, honey & buttermilk together until combined (I did this all by hand, it was slightly liberating). Make sure the eggs are mixed in really good. Add the melted butter and again stir to combine. Then add the applesauce and, guess what? Stir that to combine.
At this point, I switched to a spatula instead of a whisk. Gradually add the flour and fold in to combine. Then fold in the candied orange peel and the oats until everything is combined loosely.
Spray and flour your muffin pan or line with muffin cups. I used my large muffin pan and that made about 9 muffins total. Add enough batter to bring it about 3/4 of the way to the top. Sprinkle more oats on the top
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 18-22 minutes, or until the tops spring back up when touched, or a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out (mostly) clean.
Let the muffins sit in the pan for a couple of minutes, then let them cool completely on a wire rack.
If you are feeling extra indulgent, mix some chocolate chips into the batter. You know you wanna.