|My motto: The more raisins, the better.|
Now for a little gloating: It's not just Dan who adored these muffins. I, being the dorky kid that I was, entered Dan's Muffins into a 4-H muffin competition in elementary school. I took home the blue ribbon for these bad boys. They have a delicious, sticky sweetness, thanks to the trio of brown sugar, applesauce, and dried fruit, that somehow doesn't compromise the light, fluffy texture you expect from a muffin.
What you need
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda
¾ cup applesauce
½ cup raisins
1 cup quick-cooking oats
Put it all together
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cream butter and sugar in a bowl. Add egg; beat well.
- Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Alternately add the flour mixture and applesauce to the butter mixture, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in raisins and oats, only until combined.
- Spoon into paper-lined muffin cups*, and bake for 30 minutes.
- Cool in the pan for 3 minutes, then remove from baking pan. Cool completely before covering.
*To make your muffins prettier—presentation matters!—evenly space a few raisins over the top of each cup of batter.