Thursday, February 25, 2010

Got Muffins?

I just wanted to post a couple more muffin recipes that we've tried and liked lately. The first fits in lovely with the "orange veggie" thing we have going.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins
1 1/4 c. oats
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. canned pumpkin
3/4 c. brown sugar (I do think this could be decreased....they were plenty sweet)
1/2 c. applesauce
1/4 c. milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 c. oats
1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter

Combine dry ingredients, then wet and mix together. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. This makes a whole lotta muffins. But they're scrumptious.

The second recipe, admittedly pales in comparison to this one....but it seemed very healthy. And they did taste good.....they just didn't have the pizzaz of the pumpkin ones.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins:
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. oats
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. milk
1/3 c. Applesauce
1 1/2 tsp. oil
2 eggs (or 3 egg whites)

Same story as always. Blend the wet, blend the dry, mix together....and then do the hokey pokey. :) Bake at 400 10-12 min.

Both of these recipes came from a cute little blog called fivelittlepeaches. It's also where I got the baked oatmeal from, to give credit where it is due.

And, a question please: I read recently that the cinnamon you commonly buy at the grocery store is not actually real cinnamon, and isn't as good for you as real cinnamon. (I guess it's called cassia? And the real stuff is cinnamonum verum and much more expensive?) But there were no sources given. Anyone know anything about this?

1 comment:

  1. These look so yummy! I am going to try them soon.