Applesauce Oatmeal Muffin-Tops (Or Muffins)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Great for breakfast, snack or a brown-bag lunch. Adjust baking time accordingly if making regular muffins. Original recipe comes from William and Sonoma, however I've made a couple additions. UPDATE: The recipe has been changed to incorporate suggestions from reviwers. UPDATE #2: Also changed the instructions to reflect the previous changes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Topping:.
  2. Struesel Topping:.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all the struesel ingredients and stir until well combined and crumbly.
  4. Muffin-Tops:.
  5. Soak the oats in milk for about 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
  8. Combine the applesauce with the egg.
  9. Mix the oat mixture with the applesauce mixture, and stir until combined.
  10. In a separate bowl measure and whisk the dry ingredients together.
  11. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.
  12. Stir in raisins or craisins.
  13. Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough.
  14. Spoon approximately 1/2 cup of muffin mixture into muffin-top pan.
  15. Sprinkle streusel on top.
  16. Bake until golden brown and the top springs back, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  17. Remove pan from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing muffin-tops to wire rack to cool.
  18. Best served fresh from the oven.
Most Helpful

These were great. I used the whole egg option and added the flax seed. I did not add the raisins as I was out of them. I really liked the fact that the recipe uses applesauce and not oil. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada June 06, 2010

I thought these were delicious however I thought the recipe was very hard to follow as written. There is a section for the Streusel Topping, but then no directions on how or when to use it. Then another topping is listed in the other section of the recipe. The ingredients are not in any sort of order. Maybe just my inexperience in baking is the problem. We did enjoy these. Thanks GW. Made for ZWT #6

~Nimz~ May 22, 2010

I made these tonight and they are delicious! I used craisins in place of raisins and left out the option flax. I also added blueberries as suggested by Chef 573772 and they took longer to cook, but are well worth it.

Mgnbos May 16, 2010