Monday, November 19, 2007

Best muffin topping
--Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
Home Cooking 2005 Recipe Annual Copyright 2005

1 ½ cups rolled oats
1 ¼ cups flour I used about 1/3 cup whole wheat flour and the rest AP
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ tablespoon salt
1 cup applesauce
½ cup milk
½ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons oil
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups with paper baking cups.
Combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add applesauce, milk, brown sugar, oil and egg; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fill muffin cups almost full.

¼ cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon margarine, melted I used butter
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

For topping combine oats, brown sugar, margarine and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over muffins before baking. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes. Serve warm.

Makes 12 muffins.

This would be a great recipe to use with one of those muffin top pans. The topping is so good! Not that they muffins themselves aren't good but the topping was extra good.

I used about 1/3 cup whole wheat flour. The plan was to use more but that's all I had left of my whole wheat flour.

My son had a birthday party to attend at one of those kiddie gyms. It happens to be right next door to a Tuesday Morning. We were a little bit early for the party so we popped in to Tuesday Morning and I walked out with two cookbooks. They don't have a huge selection but the prices weren't too bad. I've never heard of Home Cooking magazine but there are a lot of good recipes in this annual.

I did end up going to auction Friday and it was worth it if for no other reason I picked up the Sopranos Family Cookbook for $2. I already had the Entertaining with the Sopranos and this one looks even better. I picked up several other good cookbooks too. I had to tell my cookbook guy that he probably wouldn't see much of me before spring and I don't think he was too happy. It's rare that I spend over $10 - he can't be getting rich off of me. As much as I enjoy the cheap cookbook fix, I don't enjoy driving up there in the dark.

Blast From The Past: Butterscotch Pie from November 2006. That's my brother's favorite pie and it's time to make it again like I do every Thanksgiving. Haagen Daaz has gone on sale 2 for $5 before Thanksgiving for the past several years. This year it was 2 for $6.

Question of the Day: Are you celebrating Thanksgiving?


Wanda said...

Yes! :) Actually I celebrate being thankful every day. Honestly, I don't think I know anyone more thankful for things large, small and miniscule (sp?!) than myself. LOL!

But, yes, Thursday, we will be having Thanksgiving dinner at my son and daughter-in-law's house.

ThursdayNext said... twin and I are hosting together for my family. :) I just did my shopping yesterday morning which included ingredients for a potato gratin with gruyere...mmmm!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look fabulous! That topping is indeed really awesome!!!



Anonymous said...

Yes. We always have our children and grands for Thanksgiving, but this year we're traveling a few hours to join extended family. Can't wait for that dinner!


Anonymous said...

Yes, headed to the in-laws for the day.

Randi said...

I wish!! I'm cooking for the ungrateful seniors.

Anonymous said...

I'm guilty of eating just the tops of muffins - and from the looks of the picture, these would be no exception!

This year for Thanksgiving, a couple of friends and I are going to a friend's restaurant (he's the chef). Should be a good time! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton for posting this fabulous recipe...I've made them 4 or 5 times in the past week or so. I just can't get enough! The tops are the best! I love the fact that the batter doesn't call for butter. As for the topping, I just replaced the melted butter with a tablespoon of canola oil...still delicious! I can't imagine ever needing to try another muffin recipe after these!

Anonymous said...

Made these tonight to bring to a staff training. They look just like yours. Hope they get good reviews! Thank you.