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Applesauce Oat Muffins

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What could be nicer on a cold winter day than a breakfast that includes healthy, warm muffins?
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
  • Cooking spray
Topping:
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted
Materials:
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Large spoon
  • Large, Medium, and a small bowl
  • Muffin tin
  • Cooking spray or paper muffin liners
  • Saucepan to melt butter for Topping
Directions:
1.  Preheat oven 400°.  Spray muffin tin or set in paper liners.
2.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients: oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
3.  In another bowl, combine the applesauce, milk, oil and egg white.  Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Add raisins or cranberries if desired.
4.  Combine Topping ingredients; sprinkle over the batter.  Bake at 400° for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Starter Zone, the first book of my new YA/LitRPG series, The Revelation Chronicles, is  available on Audible!

Audible Version Available

When hydrologists inscribe the consciousness of a human mind onto a single drop of water, a Revelation sweeps the land. The wealthy race to upload their minds into self-contained virtual realities nicknamed Aquariums. In these containers people achieve every hope, dream, and desire. But governments wage war for control of the technology. Terrorist attacks cause massive destruction. The Aquariums fail. Inscribed human minds leech into the water cycle, wreaking havoc.

Street gangs rule the cities in the three years since the fall of civilization. Sixteen-year-old Cami and her younger sister Alby struggle to survive. Every drop of untreated water puts their lives in peril. Caught and imprisoned by soldiers who plan to sell them into slavery, Cami will do anything to escape and rescue her sister. Even if it means leaving the real word for a life in the realms, a new game-like reality created by the hydrologists for the chosen few.

But life in the realms isn’t as simple as it seems. Magic, combat, gear scores, quests, and dungeons are all puzzles to be solved as the sisters navigate their new surroundings. And they encounter more dangerous enemies than any they faced in the real world.

Time to play the game.

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