healthiest apple muffins

As much as you think this looks like some picture perfect, amazing story of Mama Bakes With Kids, don't ever believe it. I snapped this photo minutes before Ezra sprayed flour all over himself while stirring much too vigorously and THEN got banished from baking when he almost almost spun the bowl of flour and other dry ingredients onto the flour.

Party's OVER, boys. Go do what you were gonna do before I started pulling flour out of the cupboard.

We had a morning fraught with high energy, rambunctious chasing and hallway riots, tongue-sticking-out misdemeanors, and More Stolen Food. It's at least twice a day that I'll find him hiding somewhere in the house eating out of the bucket of shredded coconut or the bucket of raisins. Or a box of saltines.

I'm still looking for a punishment that fits the crime and doesn't hurt me worse than it hurts him. I'm taking suggestions at peteandbuzz{at}gmail{dot}com. ;) 

This poor old {nearly thirty going on ninety} ISFJ mama is ready to kick a bucket. And it's gonna go sailing clear across the park and into the duck pond. She's gettin' ornery.

So, in the midst of breaking up craziness and yelling "please be quiet", I managed to finish up this recipe and snap a few more pictures.

I was slipping the lovelies into the oven when I realized I had forgotten the sugar. Why do I ALWAYS forget the sugar??? The universe must be talking to me. But these muffins don't taste very good without sugar. I know, cause I've done this before.

Seriously. Did you know that Introverts have trouble concentrating in the middle of chaos? *hand raised*

So I dumped the whole already-rising-from-the-baking-powder mess back into the mixing bowl and tried to stir in some brown sugar. And they turned out OK. Barely.

When my husband makes this recipe, they are AWESOME.

End of story. Moral? Put the sugar in first. There's a life lesson for you.

Apple Muffins
I stole this recipe from a friend {thank you M!} 
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt

1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 cup applesauce
1 cup soy milk
2 apples, diced

combine dry ingredients
mix oils, applesauce and milk and add to dry ingredients
stir in chopped apples
fill muffin tins (makes 24 muffins) and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes

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