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Monday, January 24, 2011

today's after school snack

a few weeks ago i made some muffins for the kids to eat when they came home from school.  jacob loved them and has been asking for more muffins since then.  so i looked up some different muffin recipes.  i thought this one sounded pretty good and somewhat healthy. they turned out to be a hit so i thought i would share them.

apricot oat muffins

2 c. flour
1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
3 t. baking powder
2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t. salt
1-1/2 c. fat free milk
1/3 c. canola oil
1 egg
3/4 c. chopped dried apricots
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

in a bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugars, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.  in another bowl, combine milk, oil, and egg until blended; stir into dry ingredients just until blended.  fold in the apricots and walnuts.  fill greased muffin cups about 2/3 full.  bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.  it makes about 15 muffins.

one muffin equals about 216 calories, 7 g fat, 14 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, and 4 g protein
(Taste of Home's "Quick Cooking" Jan/Feb 2003)


Diane said...

Those look delicious! :O)

Mich said...

Yummy! Might have to try them.

Adeye said...

Yummmyyyyy.....thanks, I think I'll give them a try too.

Andrea said...


RaD said...

Mmmmmm... You could probably do this with other fruit flavors too!

Darcie said...

Oh Christy...those look scrumptious!! I might have to have my honey bring home some dried apricots for me tonight to try them out.

Deborah Ann said...

I love muffins - all flavors, especially peach. Thanks for the great recipe!

RCUBEs said...

Muffins are awesome not only for breakfasts but especially when the cravings attack! Even better that it's a healthy version.

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Linda said...

Hi Christy,
These look so yummy so will have to give these a try!! I love muffins!
Have a great week.

He & Me + 3 said...

I am sending my kids to your house after school.

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I'm getting hungry...

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