It is hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of October! I am so thankful for the cooler weather and low-humidity days. The leaves are turning to their autumn colors making it just beautiful outside! This time of year reminds me of all things apple and pumpkin, including pumpkin carving!
The crisp autumn air also gives me a desire to do more baking than I do during the summer months. I came across this recipe from my sister the other day and thought it would be perfect as a breakfast muffin. It is full of goodness and not too sweet…just right with a cup of hot tea or coffee!
3/4 c. milk
1 c. raisins*
1 apple chopped in small pieces
1/2 c. apple sauce
1 c. flour
1 c. quick oats**
1/3 c. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
Beat egg. Stir in remaining ingredients mixing just to moisten. Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
*I let the raisins soak in a cup of hot water for about 5 minutes to soften before I mixed them in with the rest of the ingredients. Don’t forget to drain the water off first!
**I used old-fashioned oats and let them soak in the milk a few minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.