As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m always on the look-out for healthy snack ideas for my kids. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite healthy snack ideas. My kids particularly love muffins, and I like to make big batches and freeze them to make it easy. Some of my favorite healthy muffins include:
I absolutely love to create my own recipes, and even if I get an idea from someone else, I usually use it as inspiration and end up adapting it quite a bit. Then there are the rare instances where I find a recipe that came out so incredibly perfect that it needs no tweaking whatsoever…like these AMAZING Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.
Holy cow are these Applesauce Oat muffins delicious, and the fact that they’re healthy makes me completely obsessed with them. And most importantly, my kids love them. Like LOOOVVEEE them. I always double the recipe and freeze them because they freeze wonderfully! Best snack ever for my whole family.
My family loves these easy and delicious Applesauce Oat Muffins. They make the perfect healthy snack and they're freezer-friendly, too!
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 Tbsp butter or coconut oil , melted
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners or grease with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the oatmeal, applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla, butter and sugar. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cranberries or raisins.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir just until combined (don't overmix!)
Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Don't overbake or the muffins will be dry. Remove them to a cooling rack. Cool completely before freezing in a ziplock freezer bag.
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