Saturday, March 14, 2009

How to wake up sleepyheads-- Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins!





I have to give credit to Donna-FFW, from "My Tasty Treasures" for inspiring me to bake this recipe for my family. I made a few changes-- instead of a cake, I grabbed my giant muffin pan. I ended up doubling the batter, so make six muffins. It's a good thing that I did, because my husband and son were sniffing the air and getting very anxious to eat these treats.



I'm not kidding when I say that my husband was staring at me as I grabbed each muffin to put on the cooling rack. He waited a total of sixty seconds, before grabbing one and slathering on butter. Just the thought of photographing his prized muffin was met with a glare.



These are very good, and super easy to make. I posted my recipe version with a doubling of ingredients for the topping-- it was that good!



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11 comments:

Elyse said...

Oh my goodness. I would definitely get out of bed for these muffins (or eat them in bed, really). They look fabulous, just fabulous. Man, you've started a craving. You know how you couldn't get these little muffin cakes out of your head? I think you've passed along the obsession!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I love to make muffins of all kinds. These look delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

I am glad you liked them Debby! I will have to try what you said and make them as muffins. Terrific idea!! They look fantastic! Thank you for the shout out!

Culinarywannabe said...

I would love to have one of these right now!

Sara said...

Great looking muffins!

Anonymous said...

I just tried making these Applesauce Oatmeal muffins and doubled the recipe since yours says it's for 6. I wanted 12, but instead I got 20. I also doubled the topping and was left with at least a cup and a half of extra topping. Your measurements are off! Good thing I'm cooking for a hospice and the muffins will be eaten throughout the day, but for someone on a budget who doesn't like to waste food, this recipe will deceive them! Please adjust.

Debby Foodiewife said...

Dear Anonymous:
First, the common etiquette for issues like these is to email me, which is prominently displayed on my blog. But, since you chose a public forum and are "anonymous" I will give you my professional response. Anytime you double a baking recipe, you are taking a chance. The pros will tell you this is not a good idea. The only work around is to make the batter, twice, as I did. Why you ended up with so much leftovers is beyond me. I'm sorry you didn't like the outcome, but I can't please everyone. Therefore, I won't adjust the recipe. If you have any further questions, my email is foodiewife@gmail.com

Thank you.

Rebecca M said...

Your muffins looks soo delicious and I would LOVE the recipe. I can't seem to find it on this page. If you could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it :)

Debby Foodiewife said...

Dear Rebecca,
My email is foodiewife@gmail.com
Scroll to the end of the post and the recipe card should be visible. I can see them via my iPad, iPhone and using Mozilla and Google Chrome. Explorer 7 might be an issue. If you still can't see it, please email me at the above address.

Anonymous said...

I want to make these muffins, they look great! Can I add fresh, diced apples to the batter or will that ruin it? TY.

Debby Foodiewife said...

I don't see any harm in adding diced apples, though I've never tried it. They might be a little crunchy. Sometimes I experiment, so if I were to do so-- I might saute them for a couple of minutes with a little butter and/or boiled apple cider to cook them slightly, then add them to the batter with a slotted spoon.