By spatchcock on June 02, 2003
Photo by Jadelabyrinth
Photo by Jadelabyrinth
"This recipe was originally posted by a Zaar member who is no longer active. When she left, this recipe went "up for adoption." Since I was a huge fan of Zenith and her recipes, I of COURSE leapt at the chance to adopt one of her wonderful healthy recipes. These have no added fat and will make a satisfying breakfast snack. Enjoy! "
Serving Size: 1 (755 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Nice, virtuous breakfast food! I did add some nutmeg and cinnamon, and a few raisins, which I soaked with the oatmeal in advance. I believe they come out to 2.5 WWpoints, 2 if you make them into 12 muffins, as I put mine in a square pan, and cut into 9. I chose this recipe for my husband, who told me he wanted to eat something with oatmeal, and he likes it, he did say he wanted additional stuff in it, like the raisins, which I agree with. And it is so good for you, all of that whole wheat flour and oatmeal, why not! "
"These were fantastic! I used all whole wheat pastry flour, demerara sugar, 3 cups chopped apple, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp vanilla. My family raved about these muffins, saying they tasted like apple pie! Thanks for the great recipe, I'll definitely be making these again."
"These turned out really good! Very nice texture and just the right sweetness. At the last minute, I realized that I didn't have any applesauce so took a gamble and used light sour cream instead. No problems - they were still moist and delicious! I also sprinkled some cinnamon/sugar on top before baking. Thanks for posting!"
"WE LOVE THESE MUFFINS! My husband & I are following WW plan and at 2 points each these are great for breakfast or a snack. I added a few choc. chips to a batch last week and almost felt guilty eating them. Last night's got craisins (dried cranberries) and almonds added to them and they are excellent also."
"Oh My, I love these!!! They were so moist and delicious. I made as stated, but added a half of chopped apple. These are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or any snack in between! Thanks!"
"Very good! I added cinnomon, almonds and sliced apples. Also, I reduced the sugar and added agave instead. Will make again. Each muffin is 3 point on ww plus point system"
"Great muffin to fill the void. I added a few semi sweet chocolate chips, and some chopped walnuts. These cooked in 17 minutes at 400 degrees for me. I also only had old fashioned oats and soaked them for 30 minutes."
"I'll give 5 stars because it is very good for a muffin of the low fat variety - even though I did not follow the recipe exactly. I really do dislike reviews where the cook has changed half of the ingredients, and then opted to give a review of basically a new recipe. But I do appreciate substitution suggestions. You find pumpkin in a number of Weight Watcher's recipes; and pumpkin has fewer calories than applesauce (if you can't buy the unsweetened variety), so I substituted pumpkin for applesauce. Worked well -- for those of you who would like a different twist to the oatmeal muffin. I used Splenda instead of sugar - no problem there. Followed someone else's suggestion to add cinnamon, and added chocolate chips. It's a winner recipe - I'm sure it is good as written, and also serves as a basic recipe from which to try new twists."
"I don't know if I did something wrong or not but I just did not care for these muffins. They just seemed rather tasteless to me. I like the low fat content but the taste just wasn't there for me. "
"Despite the great ratings, we found these to very bland. May be we are just not health-food types. Threw away most of these muffins."
"Wow! These were amazing and just what I've been looking for. I used unsweetened cinnamon applesauce instead of plain unsweetened applesauce. I also added 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. nutmeg, and 1 c. shredded carrots. LOVED them."
"I've made this several times. First time as is, with blueberries. Moist and hearty, while still tasting like a real treat! Second time I had to use quick oats because I didn't have time to soak regular and that worked just find. Added just a touch of cinnamon and chocolate chips that time. Also, sadly, I was out of apple sauce so used canola oil instead. While this batch wasn't as healthy, people were raving about it! And it came out a bit fluffier probably because of the oil. Either way the muffins came out great and were gobbled up in no time! Thanks for sharing!"
"Simple and yummy. Made the first batch as directed. Just made the second batch adding nutmeg and cinnamon. Am planning on adding cocoa to the next. Great as is or can add so may wonderful things! Apple, nuts, raisins, berries, coconut...good all around muffin. DID find it stuck horrible to those paper liners though so second batch were in greased pan and placed in liners for serving."
"Not sure what I did wrong but definitely cooking these for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees is wrong. i made these in 2 batches & the first one made it to 15 minutes before I pulled them out & they were super dry & very dark brown on the bottom. The next set I baked less & so they were a little more moist. I am really glad I added vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg per another review - but I should've also added dices apples or raisins to save these. Maybe swapping some of the whole wheat flour for white flour or white whole wheat flour? They were just too "healthy" tasting (and I grew up on wheat germ, etc.). I'm frustrated because I made 3 dozen for a healthy lunch potluck at my work & I think they are not worth bringing."
"Next time, I will mix all the dry ingredients together first, rather than mixing all together because there were a couple of clumps of baking powder (ew!) in the muffins. These were filling, moist, and tasted OK the next day. I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and will add more next time because these were quite bland. I didn't expect a whole lot out of a low fat muffin, so I was pleasantly surprised at their taste!"
"These are great and soo healthy. I stuck to the recipe other than adding a handful of dried cranberries, gonna make a second batch now. thank you for this recipe."
"FANTASTIC! This is my new favourite muffin recipe THANK YOU!
"I made these this week & they are very good! I added fresh strawberries & about a 1/4 cup more WW flour to offset the moisture of the strawberries. They were not too mushy in the center as one would expect. It could use a bit more sweetness next time but overall, a good low fat recipe!"
"This has been my go-to recipe for basic breakfast muffins as they are on the healthier side and can be made with so many different additions. Today I tried chocolate chips and sliced bananas. I did not have applesauce but I did have plain yogurt as a substitute---seemed to work great. Very moist. I only gave 4 stars because I really like a sweeter muffin but I do enjoy these with less guilt :)"
"I made these as close to the recipe as i could, but I had to use white flour intead of wheat (b/ I didn't have wheat flour) and egg substitute instead of egg whites. I also added 1/2 c of hersey special dark chocolate chips. I tasted the batter before I added the egg and decided it needed a dash of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract (i didn't measure but maybe a 1/2 tsp of each). I put them into a well-greased silicone muffin pan rather than using liners because of other people's comments about them sticking to the paper. I was worried b/c the batter seemed really thin, but they turned out great. They are very dense little muffins, but quite tasty. I didn't think one little muffin would stick around long, but I ate it with my usual glass of soy milk about 7:30 in the morning and it lasted me until about 10:30- pretty good for such a little muffin. I figured them to be 3 ww points/muffin with my modifications. Thanks for keeping this out there, we will definitely add these to our breakfast menu."