Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins - adapted from SparkRecipes
1 cup of flour
1 cup of brown sugar
3 generous tablespoons of butter, soften
Mix flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter to make crumbs. The mixture will be crumbly without being overly buttery....of course you can add a little more butter if you choose but this amount was fine with me.
Soak 1 cup of rolled oats in 1 cup of milk for 1 hour (I used non-fat organic milk)
1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sweetened applesauce with cinnamon (you could use regular applesauce, I just happen to always buy applesauce which already has cinnamon in it since I LOVE cinnamon)
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
scant 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (you could use table salt but I used sea salt)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray 2 mini muffin pans with olive oil spray and set aside.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Mix the applesauce and egg whites into the milk/oats and then add to the dry ingredients, mix by hand until just combined.
Spoon batter into mini-muffin pan, top generously with crumb topping.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
Yields about 30 or so mini muffins.