Gloomy days always call for something sweet and comforting, so when those clouds started rolling in this morning, I knew I had to bump these Apple Oatmeal Muffins up to the top of my priority list. Not only are they a perfectly delicious (and healthy) post-nap snack to nibble on, they make the house smell heavenly while simultaneously putting that adorable ear-to-ear smile on my daughter’s cute little face. At 20 months, she has an opinion about every single thing I put on her plate and if you ask her what she’d prefer, her answer is “pasta and stwa-berries” about 95% of the time. Lucky for me, she has always been a sucker for muffins (what’s not to love?) and her go to for breakfast is oatmeal so when a recipe calls for cinnamon, applesauce, chopped apples, old fashioned oats, and a little brown sugar we are BOTH on board to test it out. Oh, and lets not forget that they are also smothered in apple butter because, why the hell not?!
I’m happy to report that these were a huge hit! Eisley was convinced they were “happy birthday day cakes” and insisted on helping herself to TWO after informing me that we were celebrating both Elmo AND Ernie’s birthdays. If you have a picky eater in your house, (toddler, child, husband, etc.) these muffins will surely please the whole family and have you all gobbling up the entire batch…
EVERY LAST CRUMB.
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Happy baking makes for a happy toddler, which makes this happy mommy have one hell of a happy day! xo
*I added a half cup of raisins to the recipe and next time, I’ll add carrots as well to sneak in some veggies.