Saturday, March 23, 2013

Start or End Your Day with Applesauce – March 23, 2013

Back in the Fall, I blogged about putting up apples and pears.  This included making about a dozen jars of applesauce with nothing but apples and honey or a bit of cinnamon if you like.  We gave them as holiday or housewarming gifts and used some to make holiday jam cakes also included in this blog.  We also had some delicious breakfasts with apple sauce as a side and if I ate pork or peirogis, they would both be fabulous accompanied with homemade applesauce.  I also found two new recipes using applesauce as an ingredient that I tried this Winter.  One is for breakfast and the other for dinner:

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

1 1/2 + ½ cups oats
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 + ¼ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup + 2 T. packed brown sugar
3 T. vegetable oil
1 egg white
1 T. melted butter

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line 12 muffin tins with paper cups.  Combine 1 ½ c. oats,
1 ¼ c. flour, ¾ tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. baking powder and ¾ tsp. baking soda.  Add applesauce, milk, ½ c. brown sugar, oil and egg white.  Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Fill muffin cups almost full.  Combine remaining ingredients.  Sprinkle evenly over batter.  Bake 20-22 minutes until deep golden brown.  Serve warm.

Applesauce Meatloaf

2 lbs. ground meat (pick your combination of beef, pork, lamb or turkey)
½ c. chopped onion
1 c. applesauce
3 T. Ketchup
1 c. breadcrumbs
2 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients and place in greased loaf pan.  Bake for 1 ½ to 2 hours.  Cool 10-15 minutes.

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