School is right around the corner, which means it’s time to fill those lunchboxes with healthy options!
I love these muffins for so many reasons. First, they’re hearty, filling, and have fruit (applesauce) in them. I like them even better for their versatility.
These muffins make a great breakfast, lunch, or snack. As a lunch or breakfast, I would pair them with fruits or veggies for a more complete meal. Either way, these muffins are tasty and will keep kids powered through the school day!
Look below for more great lunch box ideas:
- Brookies from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins from Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Crescent Roll Pizzas from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Corn Spinach Muffins from Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Kidney Bean Patties Wraps for Lunch Box from Cook with Renu
- Potato Cheese Samosa from Sneha’s Recipe
- Swiss Cheese Spread from Palatable Pastime
Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins
1 ⅓ cups unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup butter, melted
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 ½ cup flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons + ¾ teaspoon cinnamon for topping
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line muffin tins with paper liners.
Whisk together the applesauce, sour cream, vanilla extract, eggs, brown sugar, adn butter until well blended.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Add about ¼ cup of batter to each prepared muffin cup. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with cinnamon sugar, then bake in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pans. Can be served immediately or after cooling.
Makes 12-16 muffins