Honey Oat Apple Muffins

A crunchy topping elevates these muffins to a new level, and they are more economical than those at your usual coffee spot. Freeze muffins for a take-along breakfast or mid-morning break. Photo and Recipe courtesy of Foodland Ontario,

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Baking Time: 25 minutes
Makes 12

1/2 cup (125 mL) diced unpeeled Ontario apple
1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped pecans
1/4 cup (50 mL) large flake rolled oats
3 tbsp (45 mL) packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg
1 tbsp (15 mL) melted butter
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (125 mL) large flake rolled oats
1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) each baking powder and ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each baking soda and ground nutmeg
2 Ontario eggs
2/3 cup (150 mL) Ontario milk
1/3 cup (75 mL) each packed brown sugar and vegetable oil
1/3 cup (75 mL) Ontario honey
1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) vanilla
2-1/2 cups (625 mL) diced unpeeled Ontario apples

Topping: In small bowl, combine apple, pecans, oats, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in butter until combined; set aside.

Batter: In large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg. In another large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, oil, honey and vanilla. Stir in apples. Stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients until combined. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups.

Sprinkle topping evenly over muffins and press lightly into batter. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove muffins to wire rack to cool.


Nutritional information:
1 muffin
PROTEIN: 5 grams
FAT: 11 grams
FIBRE: 2 grams
SODIUM: 260 mg