Recipe by Lynne the Pirate Queen
These muffins from The Inn at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia are said to taste like old-fashioned oatmeal cookies. I haven't made them yet, but given how much I love oatmeal, these are high on my to-make list! :)
Top Review by Pam-I-Am
I wasn't so sure about the amount of spices. I tasted the batter and thought it was too plain, but after I baked them, the taste was totally oatmeal cookie-like. Very nice flavor. I had a problem with them not rising. Not sure if it was the applesauce that makes the batter kinda runny, or if it needs more baking powder. I will experiment next time to see if more bp helps. Thanks for posting - was a nice Thanksgiving breakfast treat.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, very soft
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray medium-size muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cream together the butter and the brown sugar. Add the egg and beat well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Add to butter mixture. Mix in the applesauce, then the oats. Finally add the raisins and the pecans.
- Scoop batter into muffin tin, and bake for 25 minutes. Best served warm.