These hearty muffins will fill you up with fiber and flavor instead of fat.

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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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  • Place oats in a small bowl, pour in buttermilk. Let sit for two hours at room temperature.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

  • In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and brown sugar. Stir in oat/buttermilk mixture, applesauce and egg; mix well. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

101.1 calories; 3.5 g protein; 20 g carbohydrates; 16.3 mg cholesterol; 112.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2011
These are great and very low calorie! The first time I made them I used quick oats and soaked them for an hour, which made them completely unnoticeable. We were disappointed that they weren’t more “oaty". So the next time I used old-fashioned oats and only soaked them as long as it took me to get the rest of the ingredients together (about half an hour) which gave them a chewier texture and an “oaty” flavor he really likes. As suggested by other reviewers I added spices- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. The store was out of buttermilk so I used regular with a Tablespoon of vinegar. They turned out wonderfully. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2003
This muffins are really great. I was really pleased with the way they turned out. I was a bit afraid about it at first because they didn't sound that great. But they are really gerat. I used fat free milk to make them with no fat and my friend in weight watchers loved them!! At 2 points each she was simply in heaven!! Theyhave a really great fiber content too. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 167
  • 4 star values: 120
  • 3 star values: 47
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2011
These are great and very low calorie! The first time I made them I used quick oats and soaked them for an hour, which made them completely unnoticeable. We were disappointed that they weren’t more “oaty". So the next time I used old-fashioned oats and only soaked them as long as it took me to get the rest of the ingredients together (about half an hour) which gave them a chewier texture and an “oaty” flavor he really likes. As suggested by other reviewers I added spices- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. The store was out of buttermilk so I used regular with a Tablespoon of vinegar. They turned out wonderfully. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2006
If you want non-sugary soft non-crumbly and healthy muffins this is the PERFECT recipe. I made these muffins for my 10 month old daughter and very picky 3 year old son and they LOVED them. I used white flour because I was out of wheat I used organic no sugar added applesauce I decreased the brown sugar to about 1/4 of a cup packed and then loaded the batter with fresh ripe good quality blueberries. I made mini muffins and each muffin has 3 to 4 big blueberries in it. They were perfect for little ones. If you are having trouble with this recipe try weighing the flour. Once I started weighing my flour to measure all my recipes come out perfect. Since these muffins have very little fat you have to grease the pan completely or they will stick. Also if you are looking for full flavor and sweet this is not the recipe for you. You can add spices and more sugar as suggested if you want that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2008
To up the fiber and cholesterol fighting factor here s my recipe: 1c multi-grain oats 1c flour 1/2c of whole ground flaxseed meal 1/3c of oat bran 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder tsp baking soda. In separate bowl mix together: 1c applesauce 1/2c 1% milk 1/2c brown sugar 1/4c of canola oil (or extra applesauce but I used the oil) 1 egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ones. Then to the mix I added almond slivers and 2/3c of dried cranberries. Before baking lightly top each muffin with a mixture of 2/3c oats 3 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp applesauce 1 tsp cinnamon. Spray mini-muffin pan in dark pan bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Makes 3 dozen mini-muffins. Each mini is about 85 calories most are from fiber and grains but you can cut this number back substantially by using applesauce instead of oil. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2003
This muffins are really great. I was really pleased with the way they turned out. I was a bit afraid about it at first because they didn't sound that great. But they are really gerat. I used fat free milk to make them with no fat and my friend in weight watchers loved them!! At 2 points each she was simply in heaven!! Theyhave a really great fiber content too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
A great healthy recipe! Instead of buttermilk I used plain yogurt with a little bit of peach yogurt (I can't find buttermilk in any supermarket in Chile but plain yogurt works as a great substitute). I added a chopped up apple raisins cinnamon nutmeg ginger and a tablespoon of honey. I didn't have muffin tins so I baked it in a 9x9 pan for about 45 min. It came out wonderfully! I can't wait to try this recipe as muffins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
These tasted great but the two hour oatmeal soak took a while. I used quick oats and didn't soak them as long used egg substitute and added apple pie spice. My husband even liked them-I didn't tell him they were healthy! I will definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2005
These were great! I did make some modifications. I used quick oats and 1% milk with some vingegar to cut down the fat. Also for ease I let them soak while I was at work so they were ready to use when I got home. Also I added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 3/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla and a 1/2 fresh peach diced small. I also only cooked them for 20 minutes. They rose very nicely and they were light and fluffy. I got great reviews from my friends! Thanks for a great recipe that you can adjust and add different ingredients to create great muffins! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2003
These muffins were really good. I did add cinnamon and raisens to mine and before baking I did sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon and sugar on top. My co-workers liked them as well as my kids. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2003
Good recipie. I nice healthy breakfast if you drink it with water. Keeps you full for a while and that is really great if you are on a diet like myself it really is a good recipie. If you know anyone on Weight Watchers give them this recipie they will love you forever!! This is something really great if you are trying to stay healthy or give your kids an alternative to cereal or are trying for a quick breakfast. Go for this recipie!!! Read More
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