Monday, October 13, 2008

Make it yourself Monday. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

I thought I might try a new feature to my blog. I noticed that a lot of bloggers have topics of the day that they reuse weekly. I thought I would start small with one for Monday morning.

Today's very first "Make it yourself Monday" item is a GREAT recipe I have developed over the past couple of years with trial and error and it's finally perfect! If I do say so myself...hehe.

I present you:


1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips or chunks

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray muffin cups or line with paper cups
2. Cream together butter and sugars. Add oats, applesauce, egg, and vanilla.
3. Add flour, baking soda and cinnamon and mix well until completely blended. Gently fold in chocolate chips or chunks.
4. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-23 minutes until golden and set.

These are a family favorite! What I have been using for the chocolate is Hershey's Bilss candies. I unwrap them and cut them into 12 pieces each. It works great and the fact that the chocolate was a freebie is nice too. This would be a great recipe to hold onto until after halloween and you could steal some of the kiddos' chocolate to use.


Anonymous said...

I am in love with that coffee cup!

small town city girl said...

I'm in love with my coffee cup too! It's from Starbucks about 2 or 3 years ago. I've looked everywhere to find more and the closest I've come is two demitasse cups on ebay...which I bought because the original auction didn't specify the size and I thought they were the big ones. :(

They're 18 ounces if you want to try and outbid me on an ebay acution sometime. hehe. :)

beansntatersmama said...

I am right there with you on the child thing. It goes too fast and I guess that's why I have 3 and am thinking about the 4th. Good Luck with the monday mornin thing sounds great. I love oatmeal and chocolate so I am going to try these muffins. Have a great day.