Friday, April 15, 2016

Caramel Apple Oat Muffins

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Power packed muffins made with rolled oats, caramel apple jam and chopped pecans. Baked muffins are dipped in melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar for a delicious breakfast treat, or snack. Perfect little "on the go" breakfast, pack in lunches, or take on a picnic. They also freeze GREAT so make up a double batch and freeze some for another time.



Recipe
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, softened + more for melting and dipping tops of muffins in
1/2 cup caramel apple jam (or your favorite apple jam)
Cinnamon Sugar

Method
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl combine first 7 ingredients; stirring to combine.  Make a well in the center and add egg, milk and softened butter, stir just till moist, don't over stir. Stir in jam and pecans. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full.

Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (baking time varies depending on the type of oven you are using, so check muffins after 20 minutes, and continue baking if necessary). Remove muffins from oven, tip tops in melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over top.

Yield: 12 large muffins (I used an 8 section muffin pan for slightly larger muffins than the standard 12 section muffin pan)


Enjoy,
Mary

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