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Applesauce Muffins

My boys LOVE snacks. Every afternoon when the boys come home and the first they do is grab something to eat. I have a container full of healthy choices and always offer fresh fruit but sometimes they get bored of my selections. It’s always nice to have many different things on hand so your little ones can choose from a variety of healthy items. I love making snacks and freezing them which also work well for those busy mornings too. Applesauce Muffins logo 1 I noticed some homemade applesauce in the freezer and thought it would be fun to make muffins. They can be frozen and used for an after school snack, breakfast for those busy mornings or even as a after dinner treat served with some frozen yogurt. applesauce muffins ingredients My youngest was more than willing to help me make these applesauce muffins because he knew that he would be the first one to try them. We pre-measured all the ingredients so it was super easy for him to do everything himself. applesauce muffins mini chef mondaysWhen cooking with kids I like to introduce new and different ingredients that they may not of heard of in the past. To give the muffins some added nutritional value we incorporated Q’ia Superfoods and instead of vanilla extract we used a vanilla bean. My son thought that was so cool! applesauce muffins vanilla bean One thing I noticed when we were making the applesauce muffins was that he was only mixing the top portion of the mixture. It’s important so show kids when mixing to go from the bottom to the top instead of the other way around so you incorporate all the wet and dry ingredients evenly. This also helps strengthen those hand muscles, especially for little ones. applesauce muffins mixing

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Applesauce Muffins
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup Q'ia superfood oatmeal blend
  • your choice of granola to sprinkle on top
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • paste of 1 vanilla bean
  • 1½ cups applesauce - I used homemade
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, Q'ia, cinnamon and apple pie spice
  2. In a smaller bowl add beaten egg, vanilla paste and half of the applesauce. Mix together
  3. Add the rest of the applesauce and mix well with the dry ingredients
  4. Put liners in muffin pans
  5. Put 1 ice cream scoop of muffin mixture into each liner
  6. Sprinkle with your favorite granola
  7. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until cooked through and beginning to brown. Some ovens vary in temperature so start the timer for 20 minutes and add more time if need be.
  8. Freeze extras for those busy mornings or after school snacks

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3 Responses to Applesauce Muffins

  1. I love that your son got to use a vanilla bean, that IS cool! Also great tip on teaching them how to scoop all the way to the bottom.

  2. reesa January 5, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    I LOVE fresh vanilla bean and very rarely use it. This sounds like such a delicious recipe for everyone to enjoy!

  3. Sherry January 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    Fresh Vanilla I have never used it I should. I can wait to try your muffins these look yummy.

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