These oatmeal-pecan muffins are moist, delicious, healthy, and easy. What more could you ask for? These muffins are also a good light breakfast or on-the-go snack. My kids love them. Store cooled muffins in an airtight container.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.
Spread pecans on a baking sheet and place in the oven as it preheats. Watch carefully and cook pecans until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring occasionally, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove, and chop when cool enough to handle.
Meanwhile, combine applesauce, vegetable oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, and egg in a large bowl; mix until thoroughly combined.
Mix together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add applesauce mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just moistened. Fold in oats, cranberries, and chopped pecans. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Serve warm or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Per Serving: 255 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 124.9mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as white bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it night before , then clear it off the next day.