Cinnamon Sugar Oat Muffins

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I love this recipe!!  I make it at least twice a week because these muffins make for a perfect breakfast.  I use Greek yogurt and unsweetened apple sauce in place of butter or oil.  You could use all applesauce and no Greek yogurt, but I have found they do not come out as moist.  The use of apple sauce does not leave these with an apple taste.  I make my own oat flour by blending oats in my Ninja.  You could buy oat flour, but it is much more expensive!   There are a lot of variations you could do with the recipe based on your preferences.

Cinnamon Sugar Oat Muffins

Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups oat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup white sugar (organic)
3/4 cup organic coconut sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Topping:
1 cup melted smart balance spread
1/2 cup white sugar (organic)
3/4 cup coconut sugar (organic)
2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees °F and line 20-24 muffin tins with muffin liners (I prefer the aluminum ones).
  2. In one bowl whisk together oat flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together apple sauce, Greek yogurt, white sugar, coconut sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and almond milk.
  4. Add the bowl of liquid ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Fill muffin tins ¾ of the way full.
  6. Bake until muffin tops are a light brown and springy to the touch (21 to 23 minutes).
  7. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a bowl for the topping. Melted smart balance spread should be in a separate bowl.  Once the muffins are done, dip muffins in melted butter, and then roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.

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Enjoy!!

*This was adapted from a recipe found on http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/

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