I found this totally awesome apple muffin recipe in Superfoods for Babies and Children by Annabel Karmel. I was looking for a substantial snack to stave off the never-ending hunger of my two rapidly growing children, something they’d eat without hesitation that still had nutritional value. I hit the jackpot with this recipe – supermoist muffins with oats, chunks of apples, and lots of raisins. They also have one of my favorite spices – pumpkin pie spice – which really makes these incredible. As they have healthy oatmeal and fruit, these would be an ideal breakfast muffin.
Don’t have kids? No worries! Make them for your grown friends and watch them swoon!
Feeling decadent? Try them with butter!
Apple, Oat, and Raisin Muffins (adapted from Superfoods for Babies and Children):
1/2 cup sunflower oil or canola oil
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins
1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
Preheat the oven to 350. Beat the egg. Beat in the sunflower oil and milk. In a large mixing bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together. Add the egg mixture, mixing until just combined.
Butter a muffin tin or line with cupcake paper cups. Distribute batter equally in cups.
Bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy!