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:
OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS
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
1/2 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.