My family and I have been on an apple kick lately. The month’s of Sept-November are apple season. Apples are our favorite go-to snack when my kids are hungry, come home from school, for lunches and even as a side dish for dinner. We have had fun trying all the different apples at our local grocery store and seeing which ones are our favorite. I am a crispy apple fan all the way. I can’t stand a mushy apple. We have fallen in love with the Pink Lady & Honeycrisp apple varieties. Our local Sprouts had every type of apple last week on sale for .88/lb. and I think I just about bought out Walmart’s selection of Honeycrisp apples. We have LOVED having them on hand. Their crisp, sweet center is as good as candy in my opinion. With the plethora of apples in my fridge I decided to play around with muffin recipes and I came up with this Blender Oatmeal Apple Muffin that is awesome! These muffins are some of the most moist muffins I have ever made. They taste like a warm, moist, apple cake in a muffin wrapper. With the cooked oatmeal (I use leftover steel cut oats), the wheat flour and 3 cups of apples I don’t feel so bad feeding these to my kids as a health(ier) snack 🙂 Enjoy!
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- 2 cups cooked oats
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 cups flour (can use half wheat flour)
- 3 cups chopped apples (I put mine in my food processor to make it nice and quick)
- 4 Tbls. butter, room temperature
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- If you don't have cooked oatmeal (leftovers) then boil the oats in water until tender. Let the oatmeal cool to room temperature.
- Chop the apples into small pieces or place in a food processor. Set aside.
- Place the cooked oats, sugar, milk, butter and eggs, applesauce, cinnamon, and salt together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour this mixture into a mixing bowl and then add the flour, chopped apples to the batter.
- Fold in the flour and apples just until mixed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place wrappers in a muffin tin. Pour the batter into each muffin tin (makes about 24 muffins). Make the streusel topping by mixing together all of the ingredients. Place a teaspoonful of topping onto each muffin. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until centers are no longer soft.
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 T. flour
1/4 t. cinnamon
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