Indestructible Applesauce Oat Muffins with Pears

October 20th, 2014

I have made these applesauce oat muffins many, many times. It isn’t my recipe. It is almost exactly this one for healthy oats and applesauce muffins. I’ve made these with store bought apple sauce, homemade apple sauce, apple-pear sauce and straight pear sauce. All good.

I have also messed up this recipe a million times and it always still turns out great. Forget the sugar? With the pears you can’t tell. Switch the baking powder and baking soda amounts? Delicious, but slightly flatter. Forget the butter? Can’t even tell. Make the muffins while holding a baby? Easy! While wearing a baby? Even easier.

I make a double batch and pop them in the freezer. I put a frozen apple oat muffin in a tupperware the night before and it is perfect in Spencer’s lunch. These muffins are one of the only things he requests ever single day. He even defies the no sharing food at school rule and grants his best friend that is a girl a secret bite. Apparently, she demands one.

The muffins are the best.

The only major differences from the original recipe is a reduction in the sugar and the butter and I use regular flour instead of whole wheat.

Pear Oat Muffins

Applesauce (or Pearsauce) Oat Muffins

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce or pearsauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a muffin tin with papers or spray with pam (recipe makes 1 dozen regular sized muffins)
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (in order) mixing to combine between each one. (I am lazy and also have found that they turn out just fine even if you don’t mix the wet/dry ingredients separately and combine)
  4. Spoon into muffin pan, dividing equally.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes until tops are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the muffin comes out clean
  6. Remove from pan and cool on rack. When completely cool, freeze or store in an airtight container.

Spencer’s Fall

October 14th, 2014

We went to go check out the fall color at Convict Lake last weekend and Spencer took over my camera for a bit.

Spencer is 5 and those were his photos.

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Just some phone pics

October 7th, 2014

Truman is such a busy guy these days, I feel like I never have time to get my big camera out. He is now pulling up on everything.

Stove baby is his best friend.

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First Snow

September 30th, 2014

Just last week I was posting about the end of summer and then this weekend the first snow fell in the mountains. This is our first Fall up in the Eastern Sierras and I have no idea how it works. These photos are from Saturday and the snow was halved by Monday afternoon. I’m excited to see the transformation.

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