Also known as Chocolate Covered Strawberry Apple Oatmeal Muffins.
But that is kind of long to say.
Quite a mouthful.
I am feeling super punchy because I have been staying up until the insane hour of, like, 10:00 pm for the last few nights. I am starring (yes, starring) in the Bible story station at Summer Blast (Vacation Bible School). So far this week I have played a scared Bible lady and a Bible times ship captain. Tonight I am starring as Paul.
So far so good, except when I did this spectacular fainting scene on Monday night and got tangled up in my Bible cape and almost broke my knee. So now I will be playing Paul with a limp.
Tomorrow I get to play the lame beggar guy which is actually pretty sweet because of the whole ‘he has crutches’ thing.
You know, for my knee.
I made these last weekend, before my whole foray into Biblical stardom.
I had some strawberries that were starting to get mushy so I figured I would try them in place of bananas in my muffins.
I love the Quaker Oats guy. Look how happy he is.
The oats add some texture to this recipe.
Plus they are fun and they make me feel healthy.
One lonely little egg is all you need.
Beat it up a little.
Chunky applesauce in place of oil. You could get super healthy and use unsweetened.
Mix all the wet stuff together.
Does not look too good does it? Kinda looks like throw up.
Adding the flour will make it look better.
This will fix everything.
My family went crazy for these.
They lasted exactly 12 hours. Mr. Right ate 3 and the kids and I each ate two.
That only equals 11.
I must have eaten 3.
Especially considering that the weird chemical reaction between all the ingredients turned them a strange shade of puce.
That’s puce with a soft ‘c’ sound.
In case you thought I misspelled.
Which never happens.
Because in addition to being the Poppy Princess, circa 1980…..
(I have proof!) I was also the St. Agnes Grade School Spelling champion 1981.
But back to the Poppy Princess gloriousness.
You can just make out my starched crown and sash.
Except for the freaky guy.
Really, mom, you let me get this close?
Looks like he wants my muffins.
Everybody’s Favorite Muffins
1 1/2 cups white or whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk (can use whole/skim/whatever)
1/2 cup applesauce
splash of vanilla
1 cup mashed strawberries
1 cup chocolate chips
Heat your oven to 375
Combine all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the egg slightly. Stir in milk, applesauce and vanilla. Add the strawberries and combine well. Stir the flour mixture into the strawberry mixture until just combined.
Fill muffin tin with baking cups or just spray well with non stick spray.
Divide the batter equally amongst the cups. (this recipe will make 12 good sized muffins)
Bake for 15-20 minutes. (Check them after 15 and adjust the time until they are done)