Delicious combination of old fashioned rolled oats and sweet dates. The applesauce makes them extra moist.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a muffin pan or line with paper muffin liners.

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  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the oats, milk, sugar, egg whites, butter, applesauce and dates; mix just to combine. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 24.9g 8% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.2mg 5% DV; sodium 287mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
After reading the reviews I decided to make a few changes when I made them. I wanted them to be moist so used 2 regular eggs. I did not have the dates so I shredded some carrots used 1/2 cup. To make a little more healthy I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 reg. flour. Also used 1 cup skim milk and 1/2 cup apllesauce instead of the melted butter. Added 1/4 cup pecans & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for extra flavor. The batter was a little thin so added an extra 1/3 cup oatmeal. it's not cold anymore so don't make oatmeal in the morning and this recipe is a good way to get oatmeal into your diet. This recipe turned out good and moist almost like a carrot cake muffin. Will try with dates next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2015
They are bland. They were nice and moist (I used 2 full eggs) though. Next time I try them I'll try increasing applesauce and will add raisins chocolate chips or dried cranberries in addition to the dates. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2007
After reading the reviews I decided to make a few changes when I made them. I wanted them to be moist so used 2 regular eggs. I did not have the dates so I shredded some carrots used 1/2 cup. To make a little more healthy I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 reg. flour. Also used 1 cup skim milk and 1/2 cup apllesauce instead of the melted butter. Added 1/4 cup pecans & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for extra flavor. The batter was a little thin so added an extra 1/3 cup oatmeal. it's not cold anymore so don't make oatmeal in the morning and this recipe is a good way to get oatmeal into your diet. This recipe turned out good and moist almost like a carrot cake muffin. Will try with dates next time. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
I made this recipe as a gift for a health concious neighbor. I took them over while her parents as well as her daughter son-in-law and 3 very young grand-daughters were visiting. All 4 generations loved it! Personally I intend to add more brown sugar when I make it for my family we have quite a sweet tooth! Also the recipe yielded a few more muffins that stated which is always a good thing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Dates were left out of the ingredient list on this recipe! I added 3/4 cups and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2006
Very tasty and moist! However they stuck to the muffin papers. I think this is a result of omitting the egg yolks as I've had this issue with some low-fat muffin recipes before. Next time I will definitely leave in either one or both egg yolks. That's the only reason it did not rate 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2015
I made these to give to friends, but happily had enough to keep a few. After reading other reviews, I made a few adjustments. I used 2 whole eggs, increased the applesauce to 1/3 of a cup, used 1/4 cup canola oil instead of butter. increased the dates to 3/4 cup and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Delicious! Not overly sweet, but flavorful with good texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2013
I added the zest of one orange and love the results! If that had been an ingredient in the original recipe I would have given this 5 stars. I was very pleased with the moisture level - it may have been due to my modifications: I used canola oil instead of butter and used one whole egg instead of two egg whites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2004
AWESOME! We loved these. I've been searching for portable treats we can use at road races to replenish energy after the race. These muffins are in the winner's circle! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2007
a bit dry....my kids did not like these muffins.....although I did....although not very moist. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2004
i increases the chopped dates to 3/4 cup & my muffins came out fine. i froze half & took the rest on vacation. they store well & seemed to taste better the next day or so. thanks sara! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2015
They are bland. They were nice and moist (I used 2 full eggs) though. Next time I try them I'll try increasing applesauce and will add raisins chocolate chips or dried cranberries in addition to the dates. Read More
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