Apple Cherry Cranberry Oatmeal Muffin #recipe

Need a wholesome after school snack, addition to your kiddos lunch, or just something yummy to have on hand? Whip up a batch of these Apple Cherry Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins!

I like to have a few different kids of peanut free muffins in the freezer so that our four year old, Owen, can choose his muffins the night before school when we are packing his lunch bag.

 
Preheat your oven to 400F

1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter

Once you have mixed all of those lovely ingredients together, add in...

1/2 an apple, finely diced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried cherries

Mix well, then put in your prepared muffin tin using a cookie scoop or spoon.

Bake for 18 minutes, then allow to cool in the muffin tin.

If your child has an issue with textures, you could bake your apples first with a bit of water and the dried cranberries and cherries, then puree. If you add a puree, keep in mind that the batter will turn whatever color your puree is. When this happens, I usually tell my son that is is something cool. This is how we came up with Dinosaur Juice for any juice that is green, and Tiger Juice for orange ones. Since these ones would turn a pinky red color, we would probably call them something like MacQueen Muffins.

No matter what you call them, they are wholesome and delicious!

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