Monday, November 10, 2008

Cranberry Oat Muffins

Wake up to these muffins. You will be really glad you did. They're fairly healthy for a muffin - the main ingredients are fresh cranberries, plain yogurt, and rolled oats. They do include 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and next time I make them, I'm going to do 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup applesauce. I just did that with some oatmeal raisin cookies I made (which will be posted soon) and they turned out perfectly. I never would have guessed you could make 24 scrumptious cookies with only 1/4 cup of oil! So now I'm hooked on the applesauce-for-1/2 of the oil substitution and plan to do that in more of my baking.

Edited 1/1/09 to add: I've now made these twice with the 1/4 cup applesauce for 1/4 cup of the oil, and they are just as good - I really can't tell the difference. Also, I now add a splash of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum! Finally, these are now officially toddler-approved. The picky toddler ate two today.


- s h a w n a - said...

glad you liked my muffins!!

Sarah said...

Loved them - thanks for a great recipe!