Bread Breakfast Fruit Muffins Oatmeal

Apple Pecan Muffins

With school starting, it is a little more hectic in the morning and needing a quick breakfast is sometimes essential.  These muffins are almost like morning glory muffins, but without the carrots and raisins.

**Updates on Recipes**
1.  Bad News:  I made the baked apple oatmeal with the oatmeal sitting overnight, so all I would have to do is throw it in the oven the next morning.  The texture was really bad.  I wouldn’t recommend making it the night before.

2.  Good News:  I used my honey whole wheat roll bread dough to make some cinnamon rolls.  They tasted AWESOME!  What a great way to make healthier cinnamon rolls with whole wheat flour.  Of course, I made the dough in the bread machine which made it extra easy.  I even let them all sit in the fridge overnight instead of the 30 minute rise, and this worked out great.

3.  I found and purchased Kellogg’s Whole Grain Brown Rice Krispies.    I have seen the ingredient for years listed in healthy cookbooks, but could never find the product.  Reviews on Amazon are really good or really bad.  I guess we will see! I didn’t notice they had BHT in them.  I always have to shop with kiddos – sigh – can’t win them all!  Of course Kellogg’s has to ruin a product like they always do.

Apple Pecan Muffins
yield 15 muffins

2 cups oats
1 and 1/4 cup AP flour or white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 Tb. lemon juice and add milk until hits 1 cup mark)
2 Tb. oil or applesauce
1 egg
1 cup shredded apple (2 apples; you may want to stash this in water spiked with a little lemon juice to prevent browning)
1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.  In a great big bowl:  mix oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
3.  In not so big of a bowl:  mix buttermilk, oil and egg.
4.  Add wet to dry and mix together a little bit.  Then add shredded apple and pecans.  Stir until just barely combined.  Some flour showing is okay.
5.  Bake 23-25 minutes.


    1. They were at Walmart. I went to get bread and Rice Krispies and there they were right next to them! I’ve been looking for that for ages.

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