Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fudgy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

A good nutritious muffin! Yeah, right! How bad can it be, it has oatmeal and applesauce in it. Lil' Miss Frugal served these to me while we sat and admired her Bookcase Quilt.

INGREDIENTS Makes 12 muffins

1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin cups with paper bake cups. In small bowl, stir together applesauce and oats; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. Add applesauce mixture; blend well.

Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and cinnamon, if desired. Add to butter mixture, blending well. Stir in mini chocolate chips.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter. (ice cream scoop works awesome!)

Bake 22-26 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle muffin tops with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Serve warm.

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