Friday afternoons and evenings tend to be chock full of after school activities for us, between dance classes and Daisy meetings. Therefore, I often try to choose that day if possible, to make a pretty solid after school snack for the kids, one that will last them until 7:45 when we usually get to eat dinner on Friday nights. Last week when I pulled out Karen’s Cookbook for the Taco Bake recipe, I flipped through it and saw her Apple Oat Muffins recipe and knew that’d be a perfect-and almost healthy-snack for that Friday afternoon. I even, gasp….threw in raisins instead of adding in chocolate chips the way I normally would. They were delicious, even though Alex picked out all the raisins, wondering what on earth those foreign objects were, since they neither looked nor tasted like a chocolate chip. The recipe is simple and I know you’ll love it!
APPLE OAT MUFFINS
1 cup flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup shortening (I used 1/4 cup butter after looking up a substitution for shortening on the internet.)
1 cup quick oats
1 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2-4 apples peeled and sliced
Cinnamon sugar for the tops (I have a shaker of this mix, so I sprinkled that on top.)
(raisins or craisins or chocolate chips are all good add-ins if you’re interested)
Mix flour, baking powder and cut in shortening til coarse crumbs form.
Stir in oats.
Combine eggs, milk, and brown sugar, beat well.
Add dry ingredients and apples.
Spoon into baking cups and top with cinnamon & sugar
Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.